For the last few weeks I have had broad beans and peas delivered in my veg box, which are lovely just cooked as they are, but today I fancied something a bit different. It had to be something quick before I went to work. So I podded them, left the broad beans in their outer skin, (you could remove them for a smoother texture) cooked them for about 3 mins in boiling water, drained, and then cooled them immediately under cold water.
I then put them in my food processor with mint from the garden, some extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I also added some crushed dried chilli 'cause that how I roll :) . You could use garlic, but I live with a vampire so can't have garlic in the house. Then chilled it in the fridge, it would be lovely with bruschetta, but as I only have some gluten free sliced bread that will have to do. It is a lovely summery taste.
I managed to get the flower bed planted up yesterday despite the heat and started to tame the trees in the front garden, which OH shredded last night to use as mulch. Remind me next time not to stand under the branch I am cutting off, it was a lot heavier than I thought!
I was going to put this edging along the border but couldn't get it to stay in the ground, and they kept falling out of the wire, totally useless! (yes the path needs weeding)
I trimmed the corkscrew hazel a little bit as it was over hanging the neighbours drive. The nuts are beginning to grow, I'm looking forward to eating them later in the year. I don't do anything fancy with them I'm afraid. I usually find them on the floor as I go out to the car, crush them under my foot and pick out the nut and eat it. I'm like a giant slug grazing my way around the garden.
It's been incredibly hot here again today, which means it will be another night without sleep. I hope the weather is kind to you wherever you are.