Peas! We have begun to pick peas from the seeds that Inaki sowed in the early spring. Fresh pea pods are wonderful eaten right from the plant.
“The more you pick the more they grow”, I said to Kevin who is Head Gardener and brings us food to cook every afternoon.
“Just like hairs on your legs,” quipped Victoria as she walked into the kitchen.
We ate them lightly steamed with butter. Just divine. Hot and crunchy.
I was Kitchen Mama yesterday which is like double duty for me so the day rushed past. One of the team leaves us today and on your last day you can choose your favourite last supper and he chose spaghetti bolognese. So that was easy. With a coleslaw made from cabbage and garden greens and the peas. It was great and almost all from the farm. (We have run out of last years tomatoes so these were canned.)
Today we say good bye to Anthony. He was only here a week but did lots of good work and then the original team of three and me will puddle along until our two French boys arrive on Monday.
Until then we will all throttle back down a gear I think. Just milk and clean and garden and eat for a few days.
I hope you have a lovely day