Friday, July 22, 2011

First peas

On this hottest day of the year (so far), we had our first fresh peas out of the garden. The picture is a bit blurry from the heat of the peas, as I had just taken them off the stove. They were so delicious!


Yesterday we got the first blueberries of the season from the fellow down the road. Peas and blueberries. A perfect little meal.

96º F. at 6:30 pm at Windy Poplars Farm

19 comments:

  1. Oh, there is nothing nicer than fresh peas. Beautiful blueberry picture - I can only eat them in a muffin though!

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  2. Things are a little earlier in the UK so our first pea crop is over - they were delicious... cooked and raw in salads. Waiting for the next crop to flower now. We've just started to harvest our blueberries too. My four year old grandson was just perfect for picking the lower branches to save his grandma's poor back. :-)

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  3. Quit teasing me with all this fresh produce. It looks as yummy as the daylily on your header. No wonder the bears were stalking your area.

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  4. Wonderful! But I am curious about when you plant your peas. I've always heard St. Patrick's day was the time to do that, and then you should have had them much earlier unless the crazy spring weather made the crops much later. Or do you plant them later? They and the blueberries look so delicious and fresh!

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  5. Did you eat some peas while you were picking them in your garden? I just love their sweet taste, straight from the pod!
    And blueberries... oh, how lovely they are in a bowl with just a sprinkle of sugar and the bowl filled up with milk! That's childhood nostalgia for me.

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  6. Those are two of my summertime favorites - and these look beautiful, despite the heat. Enjoy!

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  7. My mouth is watering for those fresh peas, Nan. Nothing like just from the garden.

    We've been getting such sweet and delicious blueberries here this year and they are a staple for breakfast each morning right now.

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  8. Your photos are so clear! The flower header and the peas and blueberries, all look gorgeous. Have to figure out why my close-ups (when I set camera on close-up) seems somewhat blurry...

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  9. Oh yum... I love them both! I really miss blueberries straight from the bushes. I'm wishing for cooler weather for all you mainland folks.

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  10. Absolutely true, Nicola! And I like blueberries any old way. :<)

    Cath, I love thinking of you and your grandson doing this together.

    Lisa, ha ha! As a matter of fact, haven't seen those bears in weeks and weeks now. Guess they are busy raising their babies.

    Kristi, that is an old saying but not around here! Even the middle of April is too soon. The ground has to be warm and dried out from the winter. We've found that we don't gain anything by planting earlier. This year we planted in mid-May.

    Librarian, the kids always ate them right out of the shell, but for me it is cooked peas with butter that I love! And blueberries plain.

    Alex, the heat didn't hurt them a bit!

    Penny, don't you just feel like a millionaire having fresh food?!

    Susan, it may depend on the camera... and the day, and the light, and who knows what else. Mostly pure luck for me!

    Kay, do they not grow there??

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  11. You have such delicious firsts :( Those peas look so good. I just eat them by the handful, no cooking! And such luscious blueberries! Nice to have it all fresh from the garden!

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  12. Carol, it is my favorite thing about summer!

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  13. Both those peas and blueberries look perfect for a summer meal.

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  14. At least you wouldn't need utensils for this summer meal. I love peas with a dab of butter.

    Both look delicious!

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  15. Except for the buttery peas, Peaceful Reader. :<) A lot of folks eat them raw but I do like to cook them a little.

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  16. What beautiful colors, and two of my favorite foods! It looks lovely where you are; here in Oklahoma is just a bit warm! :) It helps to be able to look at your beautiful photographs!

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  17. That's a good harvest of peas and blueberries.

    Lisa from Country Guitar Lessons

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  18. Annie Joy and Lisa, they are wonderful foods.

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