Yesterday was the best day ever! Okay I realize with this statement I sound like I’m 5, but come on if I’m killing myself, running at every opportunity, between NYC and upstate NY then I want some country benefits… yesterday people was what it’s all about….
I picked these off the lawn
I harvested this from the garden….
at first I felt really bad about ripping them out since they’ve only just been put in, talk about cutting something off at the knees, ankles even. But I have it on good authority that seedlings need to be thinned, ensuring the strong have room to survive and the guilt subsided fairly quickly when I realized these tender morsels are what I shell out an arm and a leg for at the Union Square farmers market! Oh happy days…
I took an afternoon tea break and baked this….
Yum, recipe here
Then I made some of this
1/2 a baguette, cut in 1/4 slices, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary, 3 cloves garlic smooshed into a paste. Mix everything together and brush onto slices, bake at 400F on sheet pan until golden, on each side, about 10-15 mins.
This became part of dinner
Chilled Pea Soup
3 cups shelled peas
1 large bunch pea shoots
3 tbsp yogurt
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
Lots of SALT and pepper
about 5 cups water (I like chilled soups to be quite thin, but you can monitor your water to your own desired consistency)
Blanch peas and pea shoots in pot of boiling water about 3 mins, drain immediately and dump into a iced water bath, puree in a blender in batches adding one cup water each time, add the mint in the last addition, then whisk the yogurt and milk together until smooth and add into pea puree, season with ALOT of salt, we used 2 tbps and a fairly hefty dose of pepper, but I will leave this up to your own tastebuds, just taste as you go, but it’s going to need it.
Chill then eat…. and preferably follow with a bit of this…
and that’s what it’s all about!