Move over Jamie Oliver!


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 Gills garden is really starting to produce! Right now we are harvesting salad greens, peas, cabbage, fava beans, herbs, and carrots.

JO2We have also had an artichoke and cucumber already too! I just made my first batch of pesto to freeze last week. I put it on sandwiches today. SO good.

JO3Gill 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.


JO5I 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.

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