I feel rejuvenated...no we did not go fishing but we did spend some wonderful time with my sister and brother in law, a few relaxing days at the cabin, and a few days playing in the garden, wonderful.
My sister loved going into the veggie garden for our dinner...hmmm! what should we have??? Zucchini? Swiss Chard? Or how about some broad beans? She picked broad beans, AKA fava beans. This was the first time I grew them and they are a keeper, in fact I will likely increase the number of seeds I put down next year.
Broad beans, once picked and shucked, need to be blanched for just a few minutes, then drop into an ice bath. Once cooled the tough outer skin needs to be removed. I sauteed the beans in a little bit of butter....ok lots of butter....and ate them as a side dish. They are very tasty and delicate and the color is amazing, you really must give these a try.