Monday, May 16, 2011

The Great Fava Bean

Check out this photos of Casey's beautiful fava bean harvest! Fava beans are one of the loveliest cover crops for the veggie garden, and a great early season harvest. Cover crops fix nitrogen in the soil, increasing fertility for the upcoming season. Fava beans are by far my favorites because they have lovely flowers, upright posture and delicious beans!

You can substitute fava beans for garbanzos in hummus or falafel, or simply saute them and add to your favorite dish. I love this blog post from Local Lemons with a simple recipe for cooking the lovely favas.

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