Nothing beats fresh!

nov17_203_fava_beans
Fresh Fava beans, hadn’t had it for over decades. Bought less than a lb of them with pods. Came home, peeled them out of their pods and the skin. Oil in cast iron pan, heated, stir fry beans then added 2tbs water, 2tsp chicken bouillon, fresh summer squash from our garden, a bit of pepper (optional), tiny amount of homemade spicy fermented chili paste. Simmer till its done, throw a handful of frozen chopped green onions before serving.

nov17_2013_bitter_melon
Fresh bitter melon stir fried with heated eggs.