Bean there, done that.
HAVE YOU BEAN TO THE ADAMS AVENUE FARMERS' MARKET?
Fresh beans are one of the true treats of spring, bursting with great green flavors that just don't survive when beans are dried or canned. Maciel Farms has young green peas that are ready to pop out of the pod and enjoy fresh as a snack, and also make a great addition to pasta dishes and soups. Their fava beans are a little more labor intensive; if you've never cooked them before, read about the technique here. If it sounds like a lot of work for one person, you are getting close to the ancient secret of the fava bean; shelling beans is a family activity, something for young and old to enjoy together, a time to step back from the fast pace of modern living and enjoy the creation of a delicious dish in tune with the season. So do yourself a fava, gather your family around the bean bowl and make something special tonight.