No, not together :) But if I get desperate enough for something to do with all of these peas, I might give it a try! No fancy photos today folks, just catching up for a few minutes.
When our black eyed peas started coming in at our space in the community garden, we were getting a bowlful this big almost every other day --
Until they REALLY came in! Now it's a five gallon bucketful every other day!
I guess I'm not a true southerner, because I have never cooked with fresh black eyed peas! Most of what we are harvesting now is being blanched and frozen, and I'll be testing some recipes later in the season.
If I can keep the cats out of the peas, that is.
I made a fabulous New Year's Day soup with black eyed peas, sausage, and plenty of Rotel, and when we get sick enough of eating salads and grilled chicken, I'm going to give it a try in the crock pot. Anyone have any other recipes or suggestions for me?
And can we talk about the basil? I have never, ever, had a crop like this year! We have several areas planted with four different varieties. Our attention to our little garden has really paid off this year. The extra cool weather we had earlier in the summer helped too, I'm sure.
This huge bowlful came from just a few plants in the poolside garden bed.
I washed and spun it in the salad spinner, and processed with a good amount of olive oil.
This batch, once processed, fit into two sandwich-size zip bags, which I flattened and laid in the freezer. This mixture can either be stirred into recipes or made into pesto! I love freezing them flat like this, they don't take up much space, and I can just break off a little piece if that's all I need.
I would love to hear all about what's coming in at your garden!
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