English Peas

Tuesday are always my favorite in the summer because of the farmers market!  Today I picked up lettuce, arugula, kale, English peas and cherries.

Tonight I attacked the English peas!

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I love peas!  They are so cute and sweet to the taste.  I even had a cat that used to eat them frozen!  This afternoon I shelled a bunch of peas and thought about how to showcase their flavor.

I grabbed some basil and a pepper that I knocked off my accident Sad smileIMG_1090

What I came up with was garlic peas with basil and olive oil.  Simple and easy, not even really a recipe but I wanted to showcase the peas!

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Garlic Peas

  • 1 clove of garlic pressed
  • ~ 1 cup of fresh peas – frozen would work too though
  • small bunch of basil
  • S&P
  • Olive oil

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic.  Start browning the garlic and add the peas for flavoring.  After a few minutes of saute add enough water to cover the peas 1/2 way and cover.  Cook the peas for about 5min then stir and add S&P.  Recover and cook another 5min.  Remove lid and cook until liquid is gone or peas are cooked to your liking.  Add the basil and stir until just heated then serve!

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Delicious garlic and basil flavors.IMG_1094

Eat your peas (and carrots)!  I swear I was enjoying this bite.

Look who I caught snagging a snack while we were out on the deck!IMG_1089

Bad Sissy!

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One Comment on “English Peas”

  1. Moma Beans says:

    And to think…one Halloween I did not get to go trick or treating because I did not eat my peas…Sissy looks cute raiding the garden! love you, moma beans


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