Southside Farmers Market

Farmers Markets

Peas, Peas, and More Peas

2 Comments

Yup Peas are green and some people don’t really like the color green in their food.  My husband is one of those.  So in order to make sure he eats his peas, there are several things you can do to hide them in a variety of foods.

But if you like peas you are OK in my book because there is nothing sweeter as far as I am concerned in the vegetable line than Peas.  Especially when they are fresh out of the garden.  You can get them at the farmers market or pick them from your garden and serve them that evening for dinner.

Peas are full of vitamins, sweet and a beautiful color of green.  One of the best ways to hide your peas is to puree them and add them to soups.  Green peas are one of the most nutritious vegetables that are rich in folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A and rich in calcium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese.  You might call them a super food.

peas

I like split pea soup and it is fairly easy to prepare from either fresh peas or dried peas or frozen. Split pea soup is the ultimate comfort food and with ham it makes for a hearty meal.

Split Pea Soup

This recipe uses frozen peas or you could use fresh as well.

Ingredients:

1 container Chicken Stock (32 oz.)

2 cups water

1 ham bone

2 packages frozen peas or 32 oz. fresh

1 tsp thyme leaves

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder or you could use 1 small fresh onion

¼ tsp celery seed

½ cup light cream

1 cup diced ham

Place stock , water, and ham bone in large saucepan.  Bring to a boil on medium heat.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour.  Remove ham bone and skim off excess fat.  Cut off any ham on the bone and save for serving of the soup.  I like to put my ham in the soup rather than eat is on the side.

Stir in peas and seasonings.  Cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until peas are heated through.  Puree mixture in batches using a blender or food processor on high speed until smooth.  Return to saucepan and stir in cream.

Ladle into soup bowls and serve with ham, sour cream, croutons and green onions.

slpit pea soup

Tomorrow I will tell you about that weird named salad I wanted to share with you all.  Until then – Think Spring and Farmers Market time.

Author: southfarmmarket

I am the Market Master for Southport Farmers Market and I spend many hours working on the updates to post here. I also am a Administrator for a popular Blog known as Jenn's Blah Blah Blog. Other things I do are fishing and baking.

2 thoughts on “Peas, Peas, and More Peas

  1. This post and many other on your site are very interesting.
    You should show your content to bigger audience.
    There is a big chance to go viral. You need initial boost and visitors will flood your website in no time.
    Just search in google for:
    Juuri13 viral effect

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s