|American suffragettes picketing the White House in 1917 (image Wikimedia Commons public domain)|
I love the colours that the Women's Social & Political Union chose way back in 1908 as their "team colours". Purple was to symbolise justice and dignity. (my fave colour so how can I not love it?) So as my foodie tribute, I have plated up a tasty little salad dish in their honour, celebrating the colours, and the incredible women who began the Women's Movement, back in the day.
|take some beetroot|
|and some broad beans|
|plus some topped and tailed green beans|
|scatter over some snipped chives and pine nuts|
I used frozen broad beans as fresh were not in season. These need a second peeling after they are steamed or boiled to get rid of the rather nasty second skin. Though Mr Pickings tried one with the skin, and said it was delicious! I drizzled on some walnut oil and lime juice, then seasoned with salt and pepper. Excuse the wonky photos. They were taken at night, Mr Pickings holding a torch over for extra light, and my semi-inebriated sister taking the photos!! (Oh did I forget to say steam or boil the green beans too?)
|(image Wikimedia Commons public domain)|