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Adventures of a French Gardener in Scotland (Instalment 9) - Nasturtium Pesto

A very simple rule in my garden is that anything that grows in it is to be eaten. The only exception is the gladiolas. They have a symbolic value for me as they are my mum’s favourite flowers, and I must admit I am, and I love being, a mummy’s boy!! 312 more words


Tameya (falafel)

Made some tameya (falafel) – so, so yum.

This recipe is really authentic as they use broad beans instead of chick peas.


Same basic recipe my mum used to make, inside is bright green due to the fresh parsley. 14 more words

Meatless Mains

Broad bean shoots

I’ve been planting broad beans (also known as fava or faba beans) for many years but I’ve only recently took a real liking to it.  I didn’t realise that they were the same beans that were highly processed (deep fried), available in kiosk that sell nuts and other snacks.   173 more words


Minted Broad Beans with Mozzarella and Pistachio & Ham Crumble

For this (delicious) Delicious Magazine recipe see here. Here’s what I did with mine.

Shell the broad beans and pop in boiling salted water along with the frozen peas. 123 more words


Orzo; a pasta in taste and texture, but deceitfully rice like in appearance. That’s orzo: rice shaped pasta. Novel and unnecessary? Maybe… but for those of you who like to experiment with foods, orzo is a definite must try and the heart of this recipe. 474 more words

Broad Beans

Orange roasted carrots

Q: Whats orange and smells of carrots?

A: Rabbit puke!


Now that your appetite is whetted….


Carrots, broad beans, garlic, juice of half a large orange, sesame seeds if you have them, salt, pepper, oil and sage.  44 more words

Kat's Recipes


The days are getting longer. But it is still winter. The plants grow, but slowly. Broad beans (Vicia faba) have been growing steadily since we planted them in May. 108 more words