What we ate, what we are eating and what we will eat one day.
Your kale looks beauitful!
It must be sooo satisfying to look at your kitchen and see the abundance of food your garden is producing.
You are just raking in the good stuff. What fun. I've never seen or heard of a purple podded soup pea. Thanks for sharing. Now I've learned something new today.
Your garden is looking great! I hope you are finding time to get out and enjoy it - is little one having fun picking peas with you?
Oops, that sneaky jam! It's all beautiful. Can't wait to meet the garden in person.
So the purple podded peas are not for fresh eating? I have some growing this year, mainly to make purple pea hull jelly. It would be nice to be able to save the dried peas too but perhaps I can't do both.
Allison - Thanks! I'm loving it...Hope the cabbage moth worms don't get it.chfg - It really is incredibly satisfying. To be eating dinner and say: I grew this! And it only gets better from here on out!Denise - I didn't know about them either! They are so beautiful.Annette - Yes, he loves the Sugar Snaps, of course!Right now the garden is in that lovely stage of not needing any attention. Soon it will take me over again...Shae - Jams can be that way. And the garden wants to meet you, too.CallieK - Well, first off, purple pea pod jelly sounds incredible. Love that. Don't wait for the peas to get fat though because they lose some of their deep purple as they grow large. I did eat them when they still looked like snow peas, and they are a bit tough, but certainly tasty. I ended up letting them get huge on the vine in order to dry them, but it saddens me a touch that I can't just snack on them. I'm all for instant gratification.
Really? Already so many vegetables? You rock. Really. I have one lame looking tomato right now. It's small. And green.
Gorgeous! So the purple ones did eventually put on peas? What's the variety? I totally want to grow some next year.
Georgia - Are you in the Valley now? or still in CA? You know, my garden is totally rocking, but I'm so scared that I'll turn around and it will be devastated. So worried about blight. My kale is already ruined due to cabbage worms. But, there's always the winter garden!Doris - They got big and fat and lost some of their purple hue. Honestly, they are sort of tough to eat. I can't wait to dry them. I got them here, but have seen them elsewhere: http://www.seedlibrary.org/catalog/?seed=purple_podded_pea
I think these purple hull peas are a totally different animal, but I thought of you and your purple peas when I read this post. http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2010/07/purple-hull-pea-pickled-salad.html
I think so too, but thanks for thinking of me, Denise! That salad looks amazing.