Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shelling Peas

We took a trip to the Farmers' Market this morning. The main aim was to buy a lemon verbena plant since my very old one had finally succumbed to nonexistence. I could not imagine a year without it's intoxicating fragrance in my herb garden. It was worth the visit to my garden just to brush against the lemon verbena. The word heady comes to mind, yes, it made me heady.

But while at the market the variety of the local farmers produce tempted us and gave us an idea for the evening's supper, corn, tomatoes, okra, field peas and cantaloupe. I filled my carry along basket and arms with all I could carry, then I filled my husband and Charlotte's arms. We left "rich" indeed.

We then came home and shelled purple-hulled peas on the back porch.

The tomatoes are roasting slowly in a 200 degree oven, the corn is shucked ready for boiling, the okra is washed and waiting for frying, the peas are stewing, and the focaccia bread is rising


LDH said...

Fresh summer produce ~ perfect!

I just finished bagging 24 pounds of blueberries for the freezer. It will make for a happy winter :)

Pom Pom said...

Hello! Thank you for your happy, dear comment on my blog. I'm going to have to pop over to the list site.
Oh, your trip to the farmers market yielded such treasures. You filled your family's stomachs with the sweet fruits of the earth. I bet they were all happy, all evening!

wayside wanderer said...

This is the sort of dinner I grew up eating (with cornbread). Yum!

GretchenJoanna said...

mm-mm, sounds great. I love how you described the lemon verbena "succumbing to nonexistence." What kind of climate and care does that plant like? I've never had one, and would certainly like to. I love my lemon balm.

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh what a wonderful dinner. I loved the photo of you.

crochet lady said...

You're making my mouth water with the though of all those yummy veggies being prepared.

Finding Pam said...

I came from Crochet Lady's blog. I love to shell peas. It reminds me of my grandmother.

We have eaten from our garden all summer long and it has been a real feast. I think my dear husband will try a winter garden this year.

You have a lovely blog.

The dB family said...

Your dinner sounds absolutely delicious! Fresh produce is sooo good! That pink looks beautiful on you!


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