I love this time of year! I love the sun and warm weather and love to watch gardens take off! So far, I haven’t harvested much from my garden, just greens, basil, and a few roots… …but Gill’s garden is really starting to produce! Right now we are harvesting salad greens, peas, cabbage, fava beans, herbs, and carrots.
Gill has a Jamie Oliver cookbook with a great recipe for fava beans and peas, two things we have had a ton of! I have never grown favas so it was cool to watch them grow and learn to shell them.
I tried out the recipe the other night and it tasted AMAZING! Fava beans and peas, mint, pecorino cheese, olive oil (and a few other things), on grilled sourdough bread, topped with buffalo mozzarella and pea shoots, with olive oil drizzled on top. It was one of those nights when I felt like a chef instead of a cook. If you want the recipe, go here.
I DESTROYED the kitchen making it and had to really pump myself up to clean up my disaster of a mess but it was worth it because I seriously killed it copying Jamie’s dish. Ryan told me it tasted like something from Jamie’s Restaurant (they used to live near one in England). One of my proudest dishes. EVER.