Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Pea Experiment Continues - Too Much of a Good Thing?

It is hard to believe that we are in mid-June and the peas are just starting to come in!

Later this week or next the onslaught will begin. In retrospect, 37 feet of peas may be too much for us and our urban Portland, OR plot to handle.

In the mean time, I have Mark on the look out for all meals that incorporate peas - shelling, snow, snap and soup.

Not sure how the soup peas differ from shelling, but in truth I bought them for their purple pods and  the contrast they would bring to the patch - if they taste good, even better.

The fava beans are also flowering so they should follow shortly.

If you have any favorite pea or fava bean recipes please share them with us!

Too much of a good thing? The jury is still out - ask us in a couple of weeks.


  1. I will try not to sneak over and pick a few... I'm already craving some pasta with peas, pea tendrils, lemon and some kind of bacony bits.

  2. Jamie Oliver does a great "posh beans on toast" that adds fresh mozzarella to the standard mint and Parmesan combo.