Friday, September 11, 2009
I have to tell you about an improvement we made on the chicken and snow pea casserole. Firstly, we used beef (because we ran out of chicken). I think this added a lot of flavour to the dish. Better than the chicken! Also, we added some extra gravy to the mix. Gravy makes things better right? NO exceptions!
Anway guys, the weekend has snuck up on us yet again! More snow pea sales for me and the kids this weekend. My wife is making a trip into town this weekend regarding her business. Never once did I think I would be the one looking after the kids while my wife made the business trips. Yet I couldn't be happier with my life!
Hope you all have a smashing weekend! I'll let you know how the sales go, maybe I'll even see some of u pop by ;)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Oh and be warned, the recipie is huge! Makes for good leftovers :)
Snow Peas are in a bounty this fall and this vegetable is versatile to go into salads, steamed rice, crabmeat, beff, chicken, pasta, mushrooms, babycorns and carrots. Let us check out the following recipe that makes the most of the above ingredients with snow peas.
1 lb Snow Peas
2 cups Washed Rice
4 cups Chicken Broth
1. In a wok heat olive oil and fry crushed garlic, baby corns, carrots, chicken breasts and snow peas.
2. To this add salt, cayenne pepper and pureed cilantro.
3. Stir and cook it covered for 10 minutes.
4. Add rice and chicken broth. Cook until rice is tender and the veggies and chicken have got cooked.
So today I took the family to the annual pea fest in Charagin. After a 3 hour drive there, we enjoyed checking out all the new and exciting ideas people had creatively used to make their peas into art. Is this possible you ask? Oh Yes!
What topped the list would have to be the pea mobile! Not only was it a mobile hanging peas, the hanger was made from peas, as was the string! And pea string help large clumps of snow peas shaped into little animals.. who would've thought?!
Anyway, its been a long day so I'm going to have to leave you for today. But on the bright side, here's a pic for you all to think about :) These were the finger puppets made by one of the locals, thought it was pretty cleaver!
Monday, September 7, 2009
- Firstly, you need around 500g of peas (because they shrink heaps!). If you want them to last longer, you can do the same with -- 1kg of peas but leave cook boil them twice as long and leave them in the hot water cupboard for a few extra hours at the least.
- Next, slightly cook the peas. You don't want them to go mushy!
- After you have cooked the peas, lay them out on a tea towel and let them dry a bit.
- As weird as this may sound, the next step is putting them in the oven! Use a bit of baking paper on the bottom on a roasting dish and spread the peas out as much as you can
- Cook them for approximetly 15 minutes at 150 degrees celcius (This will differ sllightly so keep a close watch on them. As soon as they start wrinkling, they are done)
- once they are slightly wriinkled, put them in a paper bag, scrunch up the top and put them in the hot water cupboard for a minimum 12 hours. You can leave them longer if you wish, won't do them any harm; the longer the better I say!
These make great snack before dinner, in the kids lunchboxes or even in front of the telly at night!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I thought I'd take a moment today to thank all of my loyal viewers. Without you, my blog would be a waste of time. You guys make it possible for me to pass on my knowledge. Of course, I enjoy telling you all the exciting stories about my farm to :)
Well, busy busy! Best get back to work!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Oh my god I made this snow peas soup last night and it is absolutely amazing!! Don't be fooled by the colour though.. It has the perfect texture and an a taste to die for! Here goes
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
* Season cooked peas with fresh or dried mint, chopped fresh parsley, curry powder, or with lemon.
* Add shelled green peas, snow and sugar snap peas to tossed green or pasta salads or to stir-fried dishes.
* Snow and sugar snap peas can be eaten raw as a snack or with your favorite low-fat dip.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Not much to report today... Notice it's 2am..? Such a busy day! Run off our feet with road sales today. The kids came back within 2 hours asking for more peas. My wife and I have been packing since!! Especially for the market in town tomorrow! Will be great to have a day away from the farm. Keen to try these peas I speak so highly of? Drop by Sarytone between 7am and 1pm and I'll give u a sample :)
Hope you all had a good weekend!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ive had trouble growing my snowpeas. They don't seem to get to a decent size. Do you have any tips that could help me?
Hi there, in order to get your snowpeas to a larger size, you could try leaving them to grow for longer. Also, i have found an excellent fertilliser! Its called: Queens quality. The name pretty much says it all! Lastly, do you have your snowpeas in the sun? I have found they grow better in darker ares. However, don't let them get to wet! No need to water them unless there is an extreme drought!
Hope this helps!