broad beans are not a vegetable i have ever prepared or eaten - the main reason i have avoided them is the painful association with miscarriages. i lost a ridiculous number of babies at about the stage where the pregnancy books describe the baby as being about the size and shape of a broad bean. so you will understand that i usually flinch away from them in the greengrocer and the market.
a dear friend gave me a bag of lovely fat beans last week and it seemed both churlish and silly not to use them...
so this evening as i looked in vain for advice from the delphic fridge, i suddenly saw suzanne's broad beans and remembered other bloggy friends and my sister speaking highly of bumper crops and various recipes to use them.
so i consulted uncle google and found something that wasn't too vegetarian but combined virtue with flavour. remember girls and boys, almost everything can be improved with the addition of bacon
i promise something textiley creative will be presented on this blog soon - i have been shamefully lacking in that area lately