Pick your broad beans on a sunny morning, in your PJ's, before anyone has even got out of bed. Shell them in the quiet of the kitchen while enjoying a coffee. Pop the shelled beans in the fridge for later, and get on with the morning rush.
At lunchtime, take out the beans. Put 1T of butter in a frying pan and heat up gently, add the broadbeans and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Stand their gazing out the window and idly stirring the beans till they are almost cooked (about 3 or 4 mins), add 1T freshly picked thyme (the Central Otago kind, of course), and a grind of salt. Let fry for about 2 mins more. Stir in 2T cream cheese and swirl about till it breaks down to a slurry. Pour over your toast of choice, in this case, I just put on fresh cheese topped bun.