As it turns out, shelling peas is a pretty good distraction from attending to otherwise pressing tasks, like researching that article that needed to be completed …oops…this morning. Ahh, but it’s Friday and procrastination is all but forgiven on the eve of a long holiday weekend. And I can think of plenty of less commendable [Read more]
Archive for May, 2012
Remember all those reasons to grow peas, even if you have a tiny city balcony? I’ve got one more. Gosh, those tendrils are pretty in a vase.
On Saturday, at St. Anslem in Williamsburg, I had the most delicious salad. Pea shoots, long beans, and grilled halloumi. Before Saturday, I’d never eaten pea shoots. Now I want to eat them for the rest of my life. Sweet and just chewy enough (like kale), they tasted like spring. I share this because if [Read more]
Seeing as Charity was kind enough to extrapolate on what those furry green coils called fiddlehead ferns are, and from which forgotten corner of the planet they come from, it seemed only fitting that I should do some digging around of my own and figure out how the devil one cooks these curious beasts. I’ll [Read more]