CHEESE AND RADISH SANDWICH WITH AVOCADO AND FAVA BEAN CREAM

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It is Mother’s Day today and I just read that it was instituted in US in 1870 by the pacifist Julia Ward Howe as a day to reflect upon war and what it brings along with it. (Though we mustn’t forget that it was loosely based on the British Mothering Day which has roots in the 16th century) I have to say it has travelled far since then as this is the first time I ever heard about that. What a pity, imagine what a lot of good could be done if the money spent on gifts on us mothers in countries in peace was spent on all those millions of mothers who find themselves in the middle of wars or in the the aftermaths of war. Money spent on helping them to build up a secure future for themselves and their families. I personally never liked Mother’s Day, nor Father’s Day, as it has turned into a more or less commercial venture so unlike Julia Ward Howe meant it to be. I have reminded my forgetful children about it though, hoping to be able to use it against them as a way to give me the great gift of being nice to each other and that they pick up their things after them, a kind of emotional blackmail and no I am not at all ashamed of it because I am not blaming them, just using it as an argument, after all it should be a day to promote peace and that includes my peace of mind too…

Cheese and radish sandwich with avocado and fava bean cream

A cheese sandwich with an attitude, that’s how I would describe this Cheese and Radish Sandwich with Avocado and Fava Bean Cream. I dedicate it to my mother and Julia Ward Howe.

Cheese and radish sandwich with avocado and fava bean cream

CHEESE AND RADISH SANDWICH WITH AVOCADO AND FAVA BEAN CREAM
1 sandwich

1 slice of sourdough whole wheat bread but obviously you can take any good bread
1 big leaf of salad, cut into thin strips
1/2 big mature avocado
3 tsblsp fresh fava beans, shelled
a piece of fresh chili, chopped
2 radishes, thinly sliced
two rather thick slices of cheese cut into thin strips
salt

– Mash the avocado, add as much chopped chili as you feel like and the fava beans. If you like you keep some for decoration. Add salt.
– Put the salad strips on the slice of bread and then add the mashed avocado on top.
– Sprinkle the sliced radishes on top and then finish the whole with the strips of cheese.

Cheese and radish sandwich with avocado and fava bean cream

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