In spite of delicious salads and stews made from fava beans. I first wanted to grow these cold hardy legumes for the flowers. While being shown the fields at a friendly CSA farm on beautiful Orcas Island James and I turned onto a field covered in beautiful white flowers dotted with black "eyes." At the time I had no idea what I was looking at. I've grown these cheerful beans every year since. I plant fava seeds (sometimes called broad beans) in November or December as a delicious cover crop that returns nutrients to the soil, helps prepare the beds for summer vegetables, and becomes the basis for numerous delicious spring dishes. Not to mention the flowers.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.