Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PEA AND POTATO EXTRAVAGANZA

The pea harvest has been outstanding this year. So much so that I have had to find new ways to use them. I made pea and potato soup on Monday and tonight I served it cold with a dash of cream and a sprinkling of garden chives. After all it is still 80° outside.


I don't think we will be sitting here tomorrow evening. A strong cold front is coming through tonight and will give us record low temperatures. It has been such a roller coaster ride this year that I don't really care any more.
So, tonight we are eating dinner in the front garden again much to the annoyance of the humming bird who keeps swooping in and then out.


I picked some potatoes. They are so good I think I may opt to fill my beds with potatoes next year. Of course the vegetable of the night is peas of the Cascadia variety and rack of lamb with a garlic and rosemary marinade. I feel like I am on vacation.

13 comments:

  1. It looks like you're on vacation ... simply lovely.
    Can you believe this weather!? I'm wondering if I need to pull my new succulents into the garage? I heard a possible low of 29 in LLano! Geez

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  2. A beautiful garden and a lovely meal...from your very own garden. Yes, I'd say you are on vacation. Hope the cold doesn't do something crazy. We don't want a record freeze to boot. Ugh!
    David/:0)

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  3. WOW... double wow!
    vera
    il ghepardo blog at wordpress

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  4. Living the good life---it all looks wonderful-the garden, the food, ...enjoy!
    :)

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  5. Gosh ya'll are living large!
    looks really nice. isn't the weather strange this spring? But I'm not fussing about it-it will be 100 degrees soon enough. Have a great weekend! Carol

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  6. Man, everyone I know who's tried growing their own potatoes has raved. I am gonna have to find a way to sneak a potato bed into my side yard next year! And that last picture looks like something from a posh hotel. Great food and view, and you don't even have to leave home!

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  7. Oh, I'm so jealous of the peas! You just can't get fresh peas in Spain. I can't wait to try growing them myself. I'll be happy if I do half as well as you!

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  8. New potatoes are like eating filets.

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  9. Fresh peas and garden potatoes are the best! I'll be harvesting potatoes this weekend. Can't wait.

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    1. Can't wait to see your crop. Had one of your eggs for breakfast. It was the best.

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  10. YUM. I think I messed up my potatoes. I planted them in wire cages this year and grew them in hay. Seems like they're all mush. arg.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. I am surprised I got any as the ground was so dry. I think they would have liked a little more moisture. I may try 5gallon buckets next year with compost.

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