Friday, 15 July 2011

Peas Peas Peas

It has been a bumper harvest of peas this year...I think because of the wet weather in late spring. Predictably, all of the plants cropped simultaniously (I don't have the patience for succession sowing)  so I have had a manic picking session and cleared out the spent plants. I chopped the plants at the base, leaving the roots in the ground - they are full of nitrogen fixing good stuff which will be great for the brassicas next year.

A rather nice head of broc in there, too!
Then ensued a few nights of shucking in front of the t.v, to produce lots of bowls like this:

Which were blanched for one minute in boiling water, cooled rapidly under the cold tap, and frozen flat (ish) to stop them sticking:

We now have a freezer full to have with lazy dinners of chips (which we will be freezing this weekend) and a fried egg for a selfsufficient lazy dinner during the working week.

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