Monday, 2 July 2012

Broad Beans and Spinach

We started picking our broad beans from the allotment a few weeks ago. 
 They are lovely and tasty steamed for a few minutes.
 We still have lots of spinach and have started picking our onions.

 If you fancy something a little bit different the broad beans are also delicious steamed and then added to fried onions with a little pasta sauce as a side dish or added to pasta as a main meal. 

I fried the onions in basil infused olive oil that I made last year. Just decant some olive oil into a wide brimmed jar (I usually wait until it is on special offer), add the basil, replace the lid and leave to steep for a few weeks in a cool, dark place. The olive oil takes on the delicate flavour of the basil and is really lovely used in lots of recipes.


  1. I love broad beans, thank you for the oil tip I shall have a go..
    Thea x

  2. The spinach looks delicious!! Aren't homegrown veggies the best?


  3. What a beautiful harvest! Love the basil olive oil! Thanks for sharing! Happy week to you! xo Heather