One thing I’m learning about planting a big garden is that along with it comes a big harvest! A couple of days ago, I harvested about 5- one-gallon bags worth of sugar snap peas. And, there’s still more on the way –yikes!!!
It’s a good thing that these are one of the favorite snacks of my kids. They love to eat them fresh off the vine — and they go fast! But, with a harvest like this, and many more still growing on the vine, I think they”re soon going to experience what it feels like to have “too much of a good thing”, so I’ve been busily scouring the internet for different recipes and ways to use them, like freezing, roasting, adding to soups, salads, stir-frys, and even home-made dog food.
My favorite way to eat them so far? Seasoned and baked. I simply coat the peas with a little olive oil, sea salt, and a packet of dry Italian dressing mix, and pop them into a 375 degree oven for about half an hour. They are yummy!
I love being able to cook with seasonal, fresh, organic produce from my garden, and this year’s big planting has given me plenty to work with!