Tuesday, July 28, 2015

First Meal from the Garden.

Just a warning to my vegan friends... The following contains pictures of perfectly good pea pods cooked in a most non vegan friendly way!

Today we picked a nice basket of peas and then set about looking for a recipe for them. In the past, my peas ended up in stir fry, but I wanted to try something different. Google to the rescue!

I'm not usually a huge pea pod fan. I mean I like them in my stir fry, I'll eat them fresh straight out of the garden, but that's about it... Or it was until I tried them cooked this way. Here's the Rachael Ray recipe for Sugar Snap Peas with Onions and Bacon  from the Food Network web site. They were so good I had to go back for seconds!

The flavor of the pea, bacon and onion combination kind of reminds me of pea soup. I make mine from dried green and yellow peas with ham and vegetables.

We had the peas with garlic/honey chicken cooked on the grill and a baked potato.


LOL, I just realized that the cooked pea pods match my Kawasaki! (required motorcycle content)

8 comments:

  1. Erik, you had me at the bacon ... no Nija green required!

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    1. The bacon makes it sooooo good!

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  2. I like my peas best raw as a snack and/or with a dip, but I have to admit, it looks delish. So... you also grow bacon and chicken in the garden, eh? ;-)

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    1. We really wanted to have a small chicken coop with 4 or 5 female chickens, just for the eggs. But we live in a small, but very rural housing development that's controlled by an HOA (home owners association), Nancy asked about chickens and they told her NO!... I think we should have just done it and if there was a problem, the chickens would have ended up in our freezer. The closest full time resident in our area is a half mile away. With no noisy roosters, no one would have known were had chickens...

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  3. They do match your bike. Happy accident?

    I too like peas straight from the garden or chopped in a salad.

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    1. I kind of figured you and Brad would be the least likely to try them with bacon... but that's cool, I totally understand.

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  4. Photos of and words pointing toward the enjoyment of pea pods are always welcome here....just so you know! Looks more than tasty Erik and has summer written all over. Enjoy!!

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  5. Going to try this! It works with brussels sprouts too!

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