This is pretty delicious and absurdly easy. We have no celery, so I'll leave it out. We still have two big chunks of frozen ham left from Christmas, so I'll throw one in the pot and rustle up something to serve alongside, like maybe leftover bread and cheese from yesterday.
I love fava beans, they are delicious in the spring. Most years they are ready in our garden and appear at markets around the same time as shelling peas, asparagus and lilacs. Lilacs and lilies of the valley, superstars of the northeastern American garden, are my absolute favorites. I would gladly trade a year's worth of favas to have those two bloom for me in California.