In order to reach this little piece of heaven on earth, we paddled and portaged through three other lakes and a couple kilometres of trails. Was it worth it? Absolutely! To sit on an island so far from humanity and bask in the silence only nature can provide is exactly the peace that our hectic life needed. Not to mention, food out in the wilderness tastes fantastic. Before packing up on our adventure, I made this fava bean dip for a light appetizer our first night.
The fava bean, also known as the broad bean are likely not found in your local grocery store, but they are becoming more popular at Farmers' Markets. Preparing favas involves first removing the beans from their pods, then parboiling the beans to loosen their exterior coating, and removing that before cooking. It's a lot of steps to get to such a small bounty, but one worth trying whether to serve on your backyard deck or while overlooking a lake.