Fresh Pea Harvest..

The pea’s are in full production now.. Daily picking is pretty much required. Bringing in a bowlful is nice..

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But when they are shelled, it sure requires a lot of pea pods to get a bowlful..

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So worth it, because fresh pea’s in taste are one of spring’s garden treats.. but I hate being left with a huge pile of pods.. so I looked online and found this recipe for them

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you need to take of the ends and the big thick back string on each pea pod..

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Leaving you with only this much waste instead of huge amounts of pods 🙂 Perfect..

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These went into a baggy till I have time to make the soup, very much looking forward to it and will report back on how it goes. Do you have any recipes to recommend that uses the leftover mature pea pods, if so I am looking forward to hearing from you..

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9 Responses to Fresh Pea Harvest..

  1. Sheri says:

    I always try to imagine some of my soups being eaten in the middle of winter. With all that deep rich green color and the mint it’s sure to be a spirit lifter! Yum!

  2. Lake Lili says:

    You can also blanche the pods then stuff them with a crab dip (1 tin crab, 1 cup mayo, 1 cup cream cheese, sprinkle of garlic powder, ground pepper to taste) and put in the fridge for an hour before serving. They are lovely and crisp. Also excellent with snow pea pods (no need to blanche them as they are thinner).

    • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

      Hi there! When freezing many raw fruits and veg, blanching is necessary; not to cook it, but to kill the enzymes that would otherwise continue to do their work of breaking down the plant’s cells. I’ve had great success using the microwave to gently “scald” green beans – the water that clings on after rinsing is enough – stirring every couple of minutes for even cooking, but just enough to do the job. They’re done when their colour starts to darken and they’ve lost their “dry” look, if you know what I mean?).
      Once you get the hang of it, they’ll taste just like fresh-picked – all Winter! You can pick and bag up a few in no time every day – PLUS you’re not steaming up the kitchen or waiting for pots to boil in the middle of Summer either; )

  3. Hey FG! Have you ever tried growing the edible podded peas? Just tried them this year for the first time and they are DELICIOUS: )

  4. LuckyRobin says:

    No recipes, but my chickens and rabbits love them.

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