Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I love peas!!!

Its true I really do love peas and not just eating them fresh. I love them cooked too and I really love them in creamed peas on toast (yes it is really delicious!). Currently our pea plants are working overtime churning out  a huge amount of peas for our CSA. This week each member is getting 2 liters of peas and there will be more that will go to our local food bank.
What else is growing right now you may ask. Well we had our first harvest of kohlrabi today and summer squash will probably be going gangbusters soon. Its great to see everything growing so well this season.

As per a request from one of our CSA members here is a recipe for garlic pesto!

Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto
4-5 fresh garlic scapes, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
(discard the bulb)
1-2 cups fresh basil leaves
½- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup walnuts or slivered almonds, toasted
⅓-½ cup extra-virgin olive oil or cold-pressed canola oil
Put everything but the oil into the bowl of a food processor and pulse, pouring the oil in a thin stream through the feed tube and scraping down the sides of the bowl, until the mixture is as smoothly puréed as you like. Makes about 2 cups.

I'm not sure if this is the one we have previously shared as I cannot find it but hopefully its close!

Check out this one for another variation using swiss chard

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