Tale a look at our first "mess" of English Peas, grown in our garden this year.
Unc tells me that Grandma grew them every year. She would put a little flour in the juice to make a light creamy broth, like one does with New Potatoes. Sadly, I have no recollection of eating fresh-from-the-garden English Peas as a child.
Grandma's great cooking is probably why I love English Peas! These fresh ones were the best I have ever tasted. Frozen or canned has been my only (remembered) exposure so far.
This was our first and last harvest from this year's English Peas. Next spring, we will be READY to plant oodles of English peas. I'd love to fill up the freezer with them! Now to research and find a variety of open pollinated English Peas so that we can save seed from year to year.
Below is another favorite crop that is greatly appreciated by our taste buds each spring. (By the way, Maisy Mae is a puppy mill rescue I need to tell you about. She has blessed our family since July 3, 2010. Yes, I am WAY behind in my blogging.)
Baby asparagus spears from some asparagus that Daddy planted 40 or 50 years ago. Every year we say we are going to add to the asparagus bed...then the summer heat whips us into air conditioner worshipers.