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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Cooking recipe, Peas, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 6 comments

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

Spring time is here! I don’t know about you, but spring time for me always means that most of my meals focus on two different vegetables: Asparagus and Peas. However, I always struggle coming up with fun meals that use these two veggies. I go crazy if I eat the same foods in the same way.   This year is different. I am determined to eat Asparagus and Peas in a variety of fun, healthy recipes. I already wrote a post with 17 healthy Asparagus recipes. Now it’s time for Peas! These are all meals that use Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or some kind of variety of Pea pods. This does NOT include Chickpeas, Black-eyed Peas, etc. Those will be in a future post, I promise.  One of the best ways to get fresh peas, of course, is to grow your own. Click here to see my post on How to Grow Peas. Peas are a delight in the garden; they are one of the first vegetables you can start...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Peas, Vegetables |

How to Grow Peas

How to Grow Peas

    How to Grow Peas **A pea crop is usually a lot of vines but not a high production of peas. However, they are also very easy to grow, they are good for your garden soil, they don’t take up much space, and they are an early and quick crop that means the little space they take will be available in time for your fall crops.   **The most important fact about peas is that they cannot stand hot weather. If temperatures are consistently over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the plants will die. However, the seeds tolerate frost very well, so they are the ideal early-spring crop (Check out more early spring crops here).   **They are not good in the fall season, though, because even though the seeds tolerate frost, the mature pods do not, so do not grow in the fall unless your climate gives you a two month break between summer heat and frost.   **If you live in a warm climate, fall and even winter planting are...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Chervil, Chives, Cooking recipe, Peas |

Chervil, pea and feta quiche

Chervil, pea and feta quiche Ingredients: *4 large eggs *1.5 cups of cream *1/2 tsp. salt *3 tbsp. roughly chopped fresh chervil *1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives *1-2 sheets ready-made shortcrust pastry *1 cup fresh shelled peas *4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled *1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and cream; season with salt and stir in the herbs. 2) Lightly oil a 5×13 rectangular pan or a 9inch round pan. Gently place pastry into the pan, using 2 sheets if required. Mould the pastry into the sides and trim any excess. 3) Sprinkle the top of the pastry with peas and feta. Pour over the egg and herb mixture and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. 4) Place the quiche on the bottom shelf in the oven, cook for 30-35 minutes or until the quiche is set. Enjoy! This recipe was found in: Reader’s Digest, The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs, pg. 356...

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