Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pass The Peas Please

Yeah! My internet cable has been repaired! Now on to the post.

On March 17th, I planted some peas seeds in my garden. Some dry, wrinkled little pea seeds. Look what I picked from my garden this morning!

They almost look too pretty to shell and eat, don't they? (you can click on the pictures to enlarge)

Does anyone one have some great spring pea recipes?
Welcome Home,


  1. Hi Penny, I love the new look of your blog. Those peas look scrumptious! Btw, this new picture of yourself is lovely - hubs keeps telling me I need to redo mine. Have a great day!

  2. They're beautiful Penny & grew so fast! Sorry, no recipes but they're be so good with mashed potatoes! ☺ Diane

  3. Penny,
    Those look yummy but I don't have any recipes for them. I would like to let you know that 'Belk' the store where I work has discontinued those blue British Castle dishes. I know that y'all have a Belk there. (The home office is in Charlotte.) Anyway, I just wanted to let you know because I know that you like to use them in your mosaics.

    Lee Laurie

  4. WOW! In just over 2 months you have peas from seeds? Since I don't have a green thumb, that seems amazing to me. I'm sure just a simple quick steam and a little salt would enhance, but not cover up, the homegrown, fresh-picked flavor of these beauties. Enjoy!

  5. Hi Penny! Oh, those look divine! Your bowl's not bad either. Oh, I see you've been spiffing you your blog! Love the new picture of you! You're as cute as a button and so tiny!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. YUM! Those look so good and I love the bowl...I think a stir fry would be good! YUM!

    Love your blog!

  7. How pretty! I would pop them open and eat them! lol They are my FAVORITES! I picked raspberries yesterday and rinsed them in the sink and ate them while I rinsed! heehee! Glad you are back online!

  8. Nothing like new peas!!!

    Creamed peas is good. You can make them with little pearl onions. A white sauce is what is needed for creamed peas. My children's late g'mother used cornstarch as one of the ingredients. I always loved creamed peas, fresh from the garden. I have no recipe though.

  9. They look great. I make creamed peas - like Pat. I garnish mine with some mint chiffonade.

  10. Glad your up and running again,I hate when that happens to me :)

    Your Peas are stunning :) honestly not a word for peas, BUT, yours ARE!!

    I planted some too, but it's going a little slow up here, or too much rain, hopefully soon!

    Have a great week Penny! Hugs, Cynthia xo

  11. They are pretty! I'm so glad you got a photo of them first!

  12. I can just about taste them! I like them boiled very briefly, with fresh mint in the water.

  13. Oh Penny you should be very proud of yourself! Beautiful peas from your garden..what a delight! I love to eat peas raw. Sweet as can be!


  14. They look like a work of art Penny! I love to add peas to my tuna pasta salad!

  15. Your beans look lovely and especially in that beautiful bowl.

  16. Well, for goodness sake. I had no idea they grew so fast and you could harvest so soon!

  17. Lucky you! Our peas are about 2" high right now. I love eating them right off the vine:>)

  18. Hi Penny,
    Those peas look delicious, and I love the flowers. I have been reading my vegetable cookbooks lately and trying to find new ways to enjoy the summer produce. I only wish I had a vegetable garden. You must be having so much fun.


  19. Glad you're back! I have no recipes for them, but who needs one! They're great fresh, steamed, whatever! YUMMM!

  20. Fresh peas are the best…


  21. They look great and I bet were delish! There's nothing like homegrown!

    We've harvested one batch - I'm just wondering if they're going to stop producing when it gets consistantly hot? I've never grown them before and I thought they were a cool weather crop.


  22. Beautiful picture of your homegrown peas in that blue & white bowl. I might be tempted to just look at them as they are almost too pretty to eat. :-)

  23. There's nothing like fresh produce from one's own garden. I'm glad you got your computer up and running again.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  24. Hi Penny :)

    I'm so glad you're up and running...er... blogging again ;)

    Gosh, I really don't have a recipe other than steaming them and pouring butter on it LOL But, they look delicious :)


  25. They look yummy and fresh! If it was me, I'd just steam them and add a little bit of butter, and salt and pepper. That's it.



  26. Penny...uh...you didn't steal your border from my...flower pot...did you? Ok..I'm sorry..for a split second I thought... I'm so ashamed!
    NICE blog border, Penny! Honest!
    :) Hugs..

  27. Hi Penny,
    Wow! they look so yummy and such a pretty bowl. The only think I have growing is a tomato plant so I hope it produces many a tomato for our salads and hambergers.
    I always enjoy our posts.
    Have a great day,

  28. Yumm! I love using the whole pea pod when I bake fish in parchment paper or foil pockets.

    Use peas, sliced zuchinni, sliced red peppers - place fish on top - salt and pepper - lay 3 thinly sliced pieces of lemon on top and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake till fish is done and veggies tender.


  29. Yummy looking peas, Penny! I like adding them to my pasta with Italian salad dressing and Parmesan cheese.