Pea Factory

 

pea shelling party

Because we don’t like grandparents/parents coming around and sitting idly chatting and drinking tea, I made sure that I harvested all of the remaining peas just before Dad & Gill we’re due to visit. Luckily, they were happy to participate in the functioning of a temporary pea-shelling factory, especially one where every fifth pod is emptied into one’s mouth…

I blanched (steamed for a minute, then cooled quickly under the tap) the resulting loose peas, then spread them out on trays to freeze. The following morning I was able to bag them up, and now they await many delicious pea-based dishes over the winter months…

In other news, I won the “guess the weight of the peas” competition that Steve and I did. This is (nobody’s more amazed than me that I won, that hardly ever happens) what just over a kilo of peas looks like…

frozen peas in two bags

Gardening, and no obvious glut as a consequence! I’m calling that a win, and I think we could expand our pea provision next time, with a bit of succession planting planned in!