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Harvest: Petit Pois

Friday, 19. June 2009 16:37

Petit pois. Peas

Joe walks into the kitchen: Whatcha doing? Hucking peas?

Me: I think the word is shucking.

Joe pauses and then says: You know, I got hit on the head pretty hard the other day, too.

Me: Yes, I know.

The day after I told my friends on Facebook that I thought I’d be eating lots of frozen food in the near future — thanks to Joe’s injury — instead found me in the kitchen shucking peas. I had been able to harvest about half of the peas called for in a Quiche aux Petit Pois recipe. And as soon as I harvested the peas, all of my pea plants died. So, if I didn’t use these, then I wouldn’t have been able to eat any of the peas from my garden. I purchased the rest of the peas needed and made this.

Quiche aux Petit Pois

Aside from the time it took to shuck the peas, it was pretty easy to do since I had a premade crust. Joe’s getting more mobile every day, although still tired and in pain. He’s able to watch the kids a bit while I cook, so hopefully we won’t be eating as much frozen food as I had anticipated.

Category:General, garden | Comments Off | Autor: Erica

Why I’ll Never Get Strawberries from my Garden…

Tuesday, 2. June 2009 10:22

Some creature keeps eating them right off the plant — even the green ones!

Julien in the Garden

Julien in the Garden

Category:Julien, garden | Comments (1) | Autor: Erica

How Does My Garden Grow?

Tuesday, 26. May 2009 14:41

I was able to get to the potager (vegetable garden) a little bit this weekend. Several of the rows are overgrown with weeds because I’m finding it difficult to do any garden maintenance with the kids around. Sophia wants to help, which is fine, but Julien likes to walk all over the plants, pull the plant supports down, or sit himself down and eat any strawberries he can find!

Not surprisingly, I don’t get out there as much as I should.

So I was pleasantly surprised the other day to find this:
Purple Artichoke

Remember those purple artichokes I talked about the other day? Apparently, I planted one last year! I knew that I had planted an artichoke, of course, but since they can take two years before they yield anything, I had forgotten which variety. Now I just have to figure out when I’m supposed to harvest it. The tag says summer…..

I am also starting to get some tomatoes (this one is a Roma).

And a row of lettuce that I was actually able to spend some time on this weekend.

Category:General, Julien, Sophia, garden | Comments (2) | Autor: Erica