Filling the hungry gap with dried beans

Growing vegetables year round in the UK has always been a challenge and it’s for good reason that gardeners and farmers know the most difficult period – between April and early June – as the “hungry gap”. It’s the time when winter crops are coming to an end but the new season summer vegetables haven’t […]

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Gemma’s black badger salad

Our friend Gemma Parker, who runs the Earsham Street Cafe in Bungay, is a long-time supporter of Hodmedod. As well as being one of our first catering customers, Gemma hosted our baked bean taste-testing session – helping us decide the right flavour balance for our canned beans. Gemma writes a regular cookery column in the […]

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15 minute Ful Medames

Fool, ful or even foul – however you spell it ful medames (fava bean stew) is a classic of world cuisine: hearty, simple, sustaining and delicious it’s perfect at any time of day but really comes into its own first thing in the morning. It’s the breakfast of kings or, perhaps more accurately, of pharoahs.

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30-minute British fava bean hummus

Split dried fava beans make a delicious alternative to chickpeas as the basis for hummus, with the great advantage that they don’t need soaking and quickly cook to a creamy consistency without the need for a food processor.

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Over on Twitter…

  • @HelenLoveless Argh! Really, really sorry Helen. Any suggestions as to why this has happened @myhermesdeliver? 11 hours ago
  • RT @suereyn: Lots of tasty stalls at #Stowmarket 's Stowfeast 3rd Aug, eg @FoodbyLizzi, @Hodmedods, @suffolkfieldfay, @ArtisanMallows 11 hours ago retweeted via suereyn

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