Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pea Pickin' time

Well, it's over. Pea pickin' is done, at least for now. If we decide to plant another crop for the fall ~~we'll see.The time consuming part is shucking them out of the pods. If you have a nice nearby neighbor to help, like I do, it will go faster.It's especially pleasant to sit at a picnic table under a nice shady tree to do this. Once you have a bowl full of peas, the rest is easy. All you have to do is blanche them in boiling water 1 minute then drain, spray cold water on them, toss them in a freezer ziplock bag,immerse the bag under warm water just beneathe the ziplock- push all the air out, close the ziplock & remove from its' submerged state.Dry off & toss in the freezer.I don't like canned peas- just frozen.

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