Today John the Farmer harvested Broad (fava) beans.

Broad (Fava) beans

Broad (Fava) beans

Fava beans

Fava beans

Blanching of beans:

Remove beans from pods

1) Prepare a bowl of ice water with ice cubes

2) Rapidly boil water in a frying pan/ pot

3)Blanch beans in boiling water for 1min. (Beans go bright green)

4) Plunge beans in ice water

5) Drain beans and freeze on a tray in a single layer

6) Once frozen, store in zip lock bags.

7) Simply defrost beans and use as needed.

Enjoy !

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