One thing is for sure, I'll be visiting my parents this time of year every year. Not that I won't visit in between! My parents have a huge vegetable garden that they plant each year. It is full of tomatoes, potatoes, corn, squash, beans, cucumbers, basil, and most importantly, peas. Oh the gratification of picking a pod right off the plant and cracking it open. Those perfect little round delicate pieces of sweet goodness are so much better than any piece of dessert I have ever had placed in front of me (ok, maybe if a slice of cheesecake were in front of me it would be tough decision ;). I can just never get enough. As my parents find out when I say a quick hello and disappear into the garden to start snacking!
This time around I managed to snap a few pictures while there were peas in the bowl. I actually surprised myself that I was able to shell the peas and actually have enough left in the bowl for dinner! Go me for self control!
It has been a tradition in my family that when the peas are ready we have a bowl of new potatoes and peas. My dad tells us that this is a farmers tradition, but all I know is that it is good and I'm more than happy to carry on the tradition.
It is a simple recipe that is full of healthy flavor.
What you will need:
-Some new red potatoes
-Milk (enough to cover pea and potatoes)
1. Cut potatoes in half and cook in water until tender.
2. Just before the potatoes are done cooking add peas.
3. Warm the milk, don't boil.
4. When potatoes and peas are done, drain off water and return back to the pot.
5. Pour warmed milk over potatoes and peas.
Now scoop yourself out some fresh garden goodness.
July 26, 2011
July 20, 2011
Awhile back I had shared with you that I was going to be participating in a gift exchange. I know it was awhile ago and I'm just blogging about it!! I'm finally getting around to sharing with you what I made for the exchange and received.
Wonderful gifts recieved
|Crocheted produce bag|
|Fabulous handmade cards|
What I made for the Exchange
|A Kindle cover|
|Brush or Crochet hook roll|
It was a lot of fun; already looking forward to the next exchange! The exchange is actually going to happen again the first week of November! If you are interested in participating in the next round be sure to be subscribed to Craftaholics Anonymous.
July 16, 2011
This one was made for a very special friend who just had a baby girl. It really makes me smile looking at all the happy colors. Thinking I may have to make a duplicate :)
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