Monday, 23 July 2012

Broad Beans

Picked 6 pounds of broad beans this afternoon. We had some with duck legs in orange sauce and froze the rest. They are Masterpiece Green Longpod variety and certainly live up to their name. We saved beans from last year to sow this (http://froggartscottagegarden.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/getting-started-with-sowing.html) and they've certainly worked out OK. They are green and sweet and freeze well. No need for blanching or any of the stuff we used to do years ago. Modern freezers are so cold they freeze produce quickly before the sugar turns to starch. You need to do it same day as picking.
Broad beans in flower in June



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