Thursday, 13 August 2015
Bean And Gone
OK, so maybe Alan Titchmarsh would not be impressed, but for one who struggles to grow cress on a flannel, it was wonderful to be able to pick three different sorts of leaves for my lunchtime salad and a handful of broad beans to go with our evening meal this week. The raised bed here in Dorset is producing more than just leaves for radish pesto! I just couldn't bring myself to discard the bean pods though. Happy memories of Tom's resourcefulness in the Good Life...
7 bean pods are hardly sufficient to make 2 dozen bottles of bean-pod-burgundy are they? Instead I sauteed a small onion, and put the pods, the onion, and a peeled, diced potato into a pan with some home-made stock, simmered until soft, then liquidised it. It was quite thick, so I thinned it with a little milk. It really tasted lovely - but was a rather uninspiring khaki colour, so I did not bother to take a picture.