If I never see another pea it will be too soon! As usual, all our crop of peas is ready at once. As peas are the farmer's favourite vegetable then he always grows rows and rows of them. They are not my favourite vegetable - by a long way.
So yesterday he spent much of the day sitting in the Utility Room with buckets of pods and gradually shelling them ready to freeze. I have not got that kind of patience, and frankly, the difference between a frozen home-grown pea and a Bird's Eye frozen pea is negligible.
Now I am freezing them. I admit they freeze very well - I open freeze them and bag them up afterwards. The second freezer has been switched on (we only use it for our own produce) and once all the peas are in and the ongoing crop of raspberries (which I adore and which freeze very well) added there will barely be room for the broad beans, which should be ready in about a fortnight.
So my culinary skills will be stretched to the limit finding ways with peas (other than peas with every meal and pea omelette) - as for the raspberries - trifle or raspberry crumble anyone? P, if you are reading this over in the Lakes, I promise a crumble next time you are over here.
Poetry meeting today - only a few of us - so must read through my
chosen poems a few times to make sure I am word perfect - nothing worse than a stumble - spoils the rhythm.