In the Garden: Pea Season

IMG_5485(1)After a really long winter, our spring got off to a cold start, followed by wild swings in temperature. It was 70 degrees one day and 34 the next, and then it got really hot. For a while, I worried that the sugar snap peas wouldn’t produce at all, but they have! And they’ve produced so much that I’m looking for ways to use them up.

  1. Eaten with hummus. Probably my most frequent way of eating them. I love carrots and hummus, and peas make a good change. They’re so sweet and I love the crunch.
  2. Stir fry. I just use up all the veggies in my fridge (this week-onions, asparagus, pepper, mushroom) and chuck in as many peas as will fit in the pan. Add a little soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and lemon juice and I’m happy.
  3. Paella. Some of the peas have really thin skins and others have thicker skins and bigger peas inside the pod. Those ones would be great in paella.
  4. Give them away! A coworker just had a baby this past week and we usually take turns giving baby meals so the new parents can have a break. I’m planning on bringing chicken teriyaki, rice, and steamed peas. I’ll make a double batch so we can eat it too!

About anewenglanderslife

Hi, I'm Elle. I live in a small town in New England. I love to cook, bake, eat, be outside and active, and go on adventures.
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