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Spring Garden Soup

Spring Garden Soup

Another great soup recipe from The Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash.  It serves 4-6.  Use 2 leeks (white and light green parts only) in lieu of scallions.  For herbs, parsley, thyme, or tarragon is recommended. (more…)

Sugar snap peas

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas, unlike last week’s garden peas, have edible pods that are filled with plump sweet peas. Use them quickly as they lose their flavor and structure when stored.  They can be eaten raw, but are best when cooked, requiring little time: steam sugar snaps for about 4 minutes. (more…)

Kohlrabi Curry

Kohlrabi Curry

Kohlrabi is found in a lot of Indian cuisine, so it naturally goes well with traditional Indian spices.  You can substitute it for other vegetables like potato or eggplant.  This recipe was adapted from Eggplant Curry in the Moosewood Cookbook. (more…)

Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto and Lettuce

Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto and Lettuce

This recipe appeared in the NY Times back in June 2010 by one of our favorite chefs, Mark Bittman. The recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes; be mindful not to overcook the lettuce so that it retains its sweetness. Try using Swiss chard (leaves only) and a leek in lieu of the shallot and lettuce. Vegetarians can omit the prosciutto. The recipe serves 4. (more…)

Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi

Rice with peas is a Venetian specialty, containing few ingredients, making a fairly quick and filling meal or side dish. The recipe serves 4. (more…)

English Peas

Garden Peas (aka English Peas)

Garden, or English peas, are your standard “pea in a pod.” They have more nutrients and calories than snow or sugar snap peas and are a bit more work as they need to be shelled. Garden peas are sweet and succulent for three to four days after they are picked, but turn mushy and starchy very quickly after harvesting. So use them fast! (more…)

Gorgonzola Potatoes and Peas

Gorgonzola Potatoes and Peas

While there is nothing quite like freshly shelled peas eaten the day they are picked, if you absolutely MUST cook with them, here is a recipe from the “Simply Organic” cookbook. (more…)