Behold the bounty!
It was everything I dreamed of and more.
Rainbow chard, russian red kale, heirloom lettuce, fava beans, broccoli and summer squash. Gorgeous!!
I possess a newfound love for fava beans. How could you NOT love these big fun peapods?
Naturally, I started shucking them right there and then.
They are a bit of a pain to shuck but totally worth the effort. The bean is slightly sweet and nutty. And you can eat them raw for a quick snack!
Oh my little favas. You are so cute I just want to eat you!
I stood there in my new kitchen with nothing but fava beans, a cutting board and a box of plates, shucking away for quite some time. When I looked at my watch I realized it was time for my hair so I hightailed it out of there. Oh, how I love living in a city with stoplights. Traffic? What’s that? Santa Rosa is clearly big city living!
While I was getting my hair done I thought of all the ways I wanted to eat my fava beans for dinner. I was going to make pasta with the rainbow chard and beans and it sounded so good. However, then I realized that all of my necessary cooking utensils and ingredients were still packed and all I had was a fridge with cottage cheese in it.
Cottage cheese and heirloom lettuce? No thanks.
Sighing, I leaned up against the kitchen wall and enjoyed my first meal in my new apartment at 8:45. Granola and cottage cheese.
Dinner of champions.
Tomorrow I will have to find my pots, pans and garlic and get to cooking with these new veggies. I promise no more boring meals…I know its hurts your eyes and it hurts my soul just the same.
As for now, goodnight.