Tag Archive: Peas

Peas and Lima Beans with Butter Lettuce and Fresh Dill

April 21, 2014

This is adapted from a recipe I posted a couple of year ago in the spring when fresh peas were out. Fresh peas are not out yet here in the 49 parallel but I think this recipe is perfectly good with frozen peas and this time I added lima beans to the mix (also frozen). It is so simple and delicious that I wanted to remind you of the dish. Peas by themselves are wonderful... View Article

Fava Beans

July 9, 2013

It seems that fava beans, also known as broad beans, are the less known variety of beans for home cooks. Several of my friends have never cooked them. This is unfortunate as fava beans are buttery-delicious and are readily available in farmers market in spring and summer. Fava and green pea crostini with goat cheese Maybe the problem is that fava beans are a little time consuming to prepare because you have to shell each... View Article

Fresh Spring Peas with Butter-Lettuce and Dill

June 19, 2012

Peas are considered “common” ┬ábecause they are so easily available frozen but really, fresh peas in the spring is a special treat that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you go to the market, pick up fresh peas in their pods and shell them yourself. You will be rewarded with a special spring culinary experience. I anticipate their arrival at the market and shell them happily all through spring and summer until the last of the peas... View Article

Farfalle with Herbed Butter, Peas and Parmesan

May 25, 2012

With fresh peas starting to show up at the market I’d like to start using them as much as I can. Fresh peas that you shell yourself are a wonderful spring and summer treat. When I seat with a bowl of peas in the pods, shelling them for a dish I am about to make, sampling a few irresistible ones every now and then, I feel connected to past generations of women sitting on the... View Article