July 26, 2011

New Potatoes and Peas

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
-Fresh peas
-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 20, 2011

Exchanged Gifts

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
Lunch Tote
Crocheted produce bag
Fabulous handmade cards

What I made for the Exchange

A Kindle cover
Cat toy
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

Some Strip Quilt Love

I finally finished another quilt and I have to say, I really like how it came out.  I have seen several strip quilts and have had it on my list of to-do's for quite some time (along with several other things!). 

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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