Chilebrown at home

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I got a boatload of fresh fava beans growing in my front yard. Some of these beans jumped ship and joined a 'Soup Ship' of stock and vegetables. Fava Beans (Broad Beans) are easy to grow and add a little bonus to your soil with nitrogen. These plants are hardy, but may need staking if you have a lot wind. I try to plant my fava's in late November. The Bay Area has a moderate climate and we rarely get a frost. I take up my summer crop and lay down fava's and pea's. My Pea's are not doing so well because of Mojo.

  1. 1 pound fresh Fava beans (Shelled, Blanched, and Peeled)

  2. 4 cups of Stock

  3. salt & pepper

  4. 1/4 cup cream

  5. 1/2 potato sliced thin

Boil the Stock and 1/2 cup of the fresh fava beans and potato slices for 15 minutes. Place in blender with salt,pepper, and cream. Add 1/2 cups of fava beans and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve with Cranberry Cornmeal Quick Bread

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