Simple household tasks can take a lot longer when you’re an artist. Shelling these beans took about an hour because I was compelled to document the process as I went along.
Although they’re edible, I couldn’t leave these little triangles on because they were spoiling the symmetrical aesthetic of the beans. Sigh.
I don’t even particularly like the taste of broad beans but I am always utterly seduced by their waxy pale green.
I wish you could have heard the crisp snapping and stroked the soft furry insides of the pods.