The broad beans are always the first of the Spring produce that we harvest. Last week Toby, noticed that some of the pods were looking a little plump, and told Country Boy that we had to have them for dinner that night. Who are we to deny a small boy his broad beans?
So later that day, we wandered out to help our small boy pick his broad beans. As he was picking them, he kept on commenting that each pod was a “fat little juicy one”. Once we had a full bowl, we shelled them, cooked them and served them tossed in butter, lemon juice and mint.