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Good life gluts

Postby Woodland Hen » 01 Aug 2013, 09:11

Hi all, any idea of what to do with millions of broad beans? I have some frozen but we have loads and to be fair I don't really like them, have told OH there is no way we are growing so many next year.

Bottled 35 bottles of elderflower champagne last night, 20 jars of blackcurrent jam made at the weekend, 5 bottles black current cordial, now busy drying tomatoes.

I am limited on freezer space so need ideas that can be bottled etc. oh and any ideas what to do with 13 pheasants that are in the freezer?

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Re: Good life gluts

Postby drfish » 01 Aug 2013, 09:37

Pickle them maybe? Might be an interesting twist to a salad.
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby Henwife » 01 Aug 2013, 09:59

Dry them, grind them and add to the chicken food. The only way I really like broad beans is small, raw and straight from the plant.
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby URCHIN » 01 Aug 2013, 13:18

I love broad beans!!! :D you can can them too. Lots if tips on YouTube, great with chestnuts later in the year.... Making me gingery now lol
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby iwilson » 01 Aug 2013, 19:15

we too have made elderflower champagne ... 1st time ever this year so we are hoping it works well.
no suggestions for broad beans though .... we don't grow them,
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this year our courgettes have grown and grown and grown so I have found 101 things to make with them
so far the kids favourite is lemon and courgette cake :) it is yummy
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby nigel » 01 Aug 2013, 21:58

A lot of North African and Middle Eastern dishes use broad beans. My personal favourite is falafel, a wonderful fried ball of yumminess
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby Woodland Hen » 03 Aug 2013, 16:39

Thanks all, I like the falafel idea.

Henwife, could I just Cook them and put some out everyday for the chooks? I too only like them really small.

We have courgettes coming out our ears but easy to use up:-)
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby Henwife » 03 Aug 2013, 18:07

No reason why not. The chicken will eat them whatever their size and turning them into eggs is far better than the compost bin.
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby ladyplumber » 03 Aug 2013, 19:35

Woodland Hen wrote: oh and any ideas what to do with 13 pheasants that are in the freezer?


Spatchcock them and throw them on the barbie while we've still got barbie weather ! ( or post them to us ) :lol:
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby organic chick » 06 Aug 2013, 17:18

You can make a nice garlicky dip. Follow a recipe for humous but use broad beans rather than chick peas. Add a little paprika too and serve with pitta bread
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Re: Good life gluts

Postby Woodland Hen » 08 Aug 2013, 18:33

Assume you need to cook them and take them out of the inner pod for that one? We could make 10 years worth:-)

On the plus side we tried the elderflower last night....oh yeah, going to be even better with a drop of blackberry or blackcurrent vodka in the bottom.
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