Simple recipes using good fresh, local and seasonal ingredients make the best meals! This Canada Day I spent the afternoon in my backyard under the cloudy skies shelling and peeling fresh fava beans!
Back inside I had a pot of water boiling away where I briefly cooked up these peeled fava beans and then with beans and fresh baugette in hand I headed back out where it all came together in the mortar and pestle ... a clove of garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of that yummy fresh olive oil (From Olive That!) and finally those warm vibrant green fava beans. Don't forget that final sprinkling of sea salt and that's it!
As I enjoyed these fresh buttery favas spread on pieces of bread I was thinking to myself how this is one of the best things I've ever eaten!