When I was a child vegetables were as follows:
- Sweet corn: fresh in summer / canned in winter.
- Green beans: fresh in summer / canned in winter (always French cut)
- Peas: fresh in summer / canned in winter
- Carrots: always fresh.
- Rutabagas: always fresh.
- Navy beans aka Pork & Beans: always canned
- Asparagus: always canned
- Cabbage: always fresh
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Another favorite spring vegetable at our house are snow peas.
They’re a bit like asparagus: available often during the year shipped in from South America but only fresh and local in the spring.
We only eat them in the spring – like the asparagus.
If you don’t have green garlic use 4 green onions, sliced and 2 cloves garlic, minced.… Continue reading.....
My mother grew up on a farm.
Vegetables in summer were whatever was picked in the garden. Vegetables in winter were whatever had been ‘put-up’ during the summer or was in the root cellar.
When I was young we lived in town. My mother had a flower garden and vegetables were bought at the supermarket. We had a mixture of … Continue reading.....
I love fried rice.
Like most of my dishes I modify it to suit my mood and the contents of my fridge.
The original recipe, that I found in one of my Chinese cook books many years ago, included the peas and the egg.
I added the sherry, shallots and snow peas…. It is spring, after all.
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Today we had sunshine, rain, sleet, hail and high winds…. all repeated several times.
I know spring is coming. The calendar assures me it will be here soon.
And I found snow peas.
Stir Fried Chicken with Mushrooms and Snow Peas
Total time: 25 minutes
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 onion, sliced
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When I lived in the US I used to plant snow peas, or edible pea pods.
Much as I love them, I haven’t bothered planting them here for two reasons: I limit my potager space and they would interfere with the sweet corn.
I can buy mangetout; I can’t buy sweet corn.
Americans call the edible pods by a variety … Continue reading.....
One of the problems for someone who has blogged as long as I have is that, sometimes, we don’t want new recipes.
Sometimes we just want to make the old recipes that are near and dear to our heart.
Sometimes the old recipes don’t need to be improved or changed.
This is especially true for me in the spring when … Continue reading.....
Spring used to happen slowly.
One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket.
The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips.
I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in three weeks.
The flowers all bloomed at once.
Is it any wonder that I feel … Continue reading.....