A shortish post to say “Hello/Kia Ora” and to let you all know that life for us at the moment has got a bit hectic with family needing our time and support. So, I am not quite sure when I will have an abundance of spare time for blogging on a regular basis. Though what I am hoping for is an oversupply of a snappy green oblong vegetable in the next few months.
So, let’s chat about peas.
Some folk say peas shouldn’t be underestimated.
They can keep princesses awake at night, fix nitrogen in the soil and have such high status in the vege-eating world that the first colour advertisement ever broadcast in the UK (during an episode of Thunderbirds) was for frozen Birds Eye peas in 1969. But while frozen peas are cheap and tasty, ripping open a plastic bag is nothing compared to the joy of splitting the seams of fresh, grassy-smelling pods to shell straight into a colander (or your mouth).
For the above and more is the reason why peas are now growing in our small patch of dirt.