A topping treat from the garden
For most gardeners in our part of the world, though some crops in the veg garden have disappointed its been a good year for beans.
Broad beans in particular have done well. The tip here is to nip out the tops, or growing points, before destructive black fly have chance to attack.
Having done that, dont throw them on to the compost - many people arent aware of this but you can eat broad bean tops as a vegetable.
Avoid boiling them, though - that can make them unpleasantly sloppy. Steam them very quickly for a few minutes only and serve with butter and a sprinkling of black pepper - or, better still, with a thick cheese sauce, for a rare, epicurean treat...