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The first time I stumbled upon watermelon radishes was on a cold winter morning at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, years ago.  I was searching for parsnips, and wondered why they looked so odd.  The cheery crew at Happy Boy Farms warned me that it was a spicy radish.  I had never seen radishes that looked …

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Fava beans otherwise known as broad beans, faba bean, or field bean are native to North Africa and South Asia; but, they do grow very well in European countries as well as the states. It is believed that the Fava became part of the Mediterranean diet around 6000 BC or earlier. The Fava is very versatile, you can fry them and salt for a snack, add them to stews, or even eat with breakfast, the choices are really unlimited, just use your imagination.

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