Fresh peas

I have all these wonderful fresh (now frozen) peas in my freezer, just waiting to be used. . . and I almost hate to use them, because they’re so good, I want to hoard them!  I need to get over THAT idea, obviously, because the whole point is to eat and enjoy. (Which I’m actually pretty good at.) ;)

So on Sunday night when we got home from the lake, I actually did make a wonderful little dish called “Ragout of Kohlrabi, Turnips, and Peas” from that awesome cookbook of mine, Local Flavors by Deborah Madison (I know I talk about it all the time, but it really is great).

It’s basically just diced kohlrabi, turnips, and onion with butter (of course) and a little water to sort of boil/steam them–then you add peas and a little fresh basil at the end (oh, and did I forget, a “dollop” of creme fraiche, just to make it really awesome).  It was SO good, with those yummy fresh peas and basil out of my garden!

Ragout with peas

I’m looking forward to many more seasonal produce dishes in the near future. . . I’ll keep you posted. :)

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2 Responses to Fresh peas

  1. Avatar of Nancy Kvamme Nancy Kvamme says:

    I totally agree with you about the peas. I have a CSA too and picked 2 pails on the 4th. People at work think I’m nuts since I live alone, but I love peas. With the extras of veggies I picked last year I didn’t need to buy any frozen or canned all winter.

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