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Fava Bean & Olive Tapenade

This is the first time I have saved dried favas from the garden for cooking, I am still experimenting! Aside from removing fava beans from their pods they also have a secondary casing skin on each individual bean. The casing … Continue reading

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Life of a Fava Bean

Last fall I planted a “large” part of the garden with favas destined not to be consumed but to save for seed. I have never attempted to save bean seed before but unintentionally I think I have done it right. … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer

It’s hard to see the scale of what has happened to the garden but please keep in mind that is my 6 year old son standing there in front of the fava patch. The paths have disappeared, engulfed by perennial … Continue reading

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In The Fava Patch

Fava leaves have become my fall salad staple, They hold up almost as well as kale in cold weather! I planned for an ambitious whole garden kind of fava patch this year but in reality I only got about half … Continue reading

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Happy Fall!

The first day of autumn is upon us, I am looking forward to the colourful trees and as the main growing seasons draws to a close, the “work load” of weed pulling and watering lightens, I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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A Lettuce Less Salad Garden

I am giving up growing lettuce. When I first started my food garden I somehow felt obligated to grow lettuce. I looked at so many enticing pictures of small gardens packed with lush, decorative, colourful lettuces it somehow seemed mandatory. … Continue reading

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Singapore Style Noodles with Fava Bean Leaves and Asian BBQ Mushrooms

Singapore Style Noodles with Fava Bean Leaves and Asian BBQ Mushrooms Singapore style noodles appear to have nothing to do with the city of Singapore, served at all the asian eateries around here, it’s basically a North American name given … Continue reading

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