E LOVES peas. And when I say he loves peas...I mean he loves peas - like he can down a bucketful easily in one sitting. So you can imagine how thrilled he was to hear that I get to take care of the whole garden at work and that we get to do all the harvesting for ourselves this week. Saturday morning we all, along with S's sis, went strawberry picking (13 buckets can be picked quite quickly when you have 5 willing pickers) at the local patch then we headed to the garden (with a quick sidetrack at a garage sale on the way - can't wait to show the treasure we found!).
Once there he got a half buckets worth to tide him over while he did a few errands and I worked on my own garden. Then we picked three more buckets and there are only a couple handfuls left.
It is funny because when I first brought him home a smaller batch from work he was eating all the peas and then, once done, he would eat all the pods. Now that the peas are plentiful he isn't eating as many of the pods. ;-)
Yes, I did feel tickled to gather bunches of green onions and put an elastic around them. ;-)
The snow peas and sugar snap peas are ready as well and there are so many I have a feeling I'll be spending some time freezing some this week. I used a recipe from Simply in Season for Thai Green Beans (shown online here) substituting peas for beans and green onions from the garden for regular onions.
The broccoli and zucchini and red peppers are ready as well so we also made a stirfry. I just love this time of year when so much of each meal comes directly from the garden. Such a feeling of abundance (only the carrots are bought).
And if all that weren't enough we also get to pick the ripe tomatoes out of the greenhouse - a mug full of Sweet Orange Cherry tomatoes.
Life is good!