Fava beans, originally uploaded by MzMuze.

My garden has produced a small crop of fava beans. I grew these for their value as a soil soother in a bed that had tomatoes growing in it for many years. Fava beans and peas fix nitrogen in the soil, which tomatoes tend to deplete, so they make a good crop rotation.

I didn’t really expect to get food out of them, but now I have two pints of fava beans sitting in my fridge. What should I do with them?