Heart warming food for these chilly nights... serve with a slice of sourdough and home made baked beans topped with smoked cheddar and a good dash of chipotle for the ultimate cosy comfort food!
This recipe is inspired by my wonderful and talented friend Anna Pethen (take a look at her beautiful design work here: https://www.behance.net/annapethen), who introduced me to pea 'hummus' many years ago... I can't remember her exact recipe, but this is my variation... I love that you can have it ready in minutes with a bag of peas from the freezer if fresh aren't in season, and there's nobody I know who doesn't absolutely love it!
I was asked by Visit Bristol to write about my favourite places to eat in the city... and I've had a decadently delicious week thinking about it and trying new places, as well as visiting established and firm favourites :)
Often in the summer I don't stop gardening until nightfall tells me it's time to go home... so something quick to whip up at the very end of the day, celebrating the humble bean in all it's nutritious strength and glory!
And a glut of rhubarb means a glut of crumble! I think there's a reason nature gives us a glut, it's what our bodies need most of nutritionally at this time of year... and right now it's a crumble glut! Earthy tangy goodness of rhubarb in my belly :)
There's nothing like feeling the earth under your toes (how often do we really do it?)... and there are many health benefits too, so a bit of barefoot gardening is all round good for us.
I read a great article a few years ago about how bindweed can be used with your comfrey to make a liquid feed, how brilliant to find something useful to do with it!