Saturday, July 23, 2011

I love fresh and FREE food!

     My husband came home last night with a big bag of garden fresh English peas.
A friends of his at work grew a bunch this year, and was kind enough to share with us. What a treat! Fresh peas are a bit expensive to buy, as you end up throwing away half of your money, but they are REALLY yummy.
     I ended up making a chilled pea soup out of them. It was soooo easy. Just a minced onion or a shallot if you have it, sauteed with a little EVOO or butter and a clove or two of minced garlic. Toss in a couple of cups of fresh peas (or frozen) and cover with chicken broth, stock, or even water. Simmer until the peas are nice and tender then let cool. Zip through a blender or processor for at least a minute until creamy and smooth, chill and serve with a dollop of sour cream, YUMMO
     Ps,,, you would have snickered if you could have seen how I took that picture,,,, with NO HANDS, lol,,,,, I'm not telling!

1 comment:

  1. I just sat down today and shelled like 6 quarts of peas! You are right that they are pricier than buying them pre-frozen at the grocery store, BUT, then you get the satisfaction of knowing they were locally grown AND processed by your own two hands!

    That soup sounds delish, I might have to try it! Blessings!