This week’s Sunday Supper theme is about a subject that has become very near and dear to my heart, Farmers Markets and Local Food. Over the past few years I have really been trying to focus on this idea of eating locally sourced food. Even in my business I only source my meat from local farms and am currently searching for a good locally source for my cheese. I believe one of the ways we can make our own part of the world better and stronger economically is by supporting local business’.
Today I am sharing a recipe that uses a vegetable that is used a lot in my house because it is my daughter’s favourite vegetable, fresh peas. Now I almost hesitate saying peas are her favourite because she only likes them fresh. If you give her frozen peas or peas from a can she wouldn’t touch them. I have 30 pea plants growing in the garden this year and while they have produced a lot of peas my husband and I haven’t been able to eat any of them because my daughter goes out into the garden and eats them off the plant. And since it is such a healthy food I don’t have the heart to scold her. So instead I bought some fresh peas from our local market.
I am also a proud stall holder at our local market on Saturday’s so I make an even bigger effort these days to buy from my friends on the market. I am excited to see what everyone else in the Sunday Supper crew has come up with not just because I love food but because I love seeing what ingredients are in season around the world.
1 small onion, chopped
2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
450g (15 oz) shelled peas (about 1.2kg of pods) plus 5 pods
750ml (3 1/4 c.) water (or vegetable stock if you’re omitting the bacon)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Small bunch of mint, chopped and creme fraiche, to serve
recipe from The Guardian
Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large pan and add the onions and bacon. Cook the onions until they are translucent make sure to stir and keep the onions from browning.
Add the peas and pods and stir well, then pour in 750ml water. Bring to the pot to a boil, then simmer until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove the pods and puree the soup, I used a food processor but you can use an immersion blender if you have one. Add the lemon juice and season to taste. This soup can be served hot or cold, add a few sprigs of mint and a swirl of sour cream before serving.
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- 15mL (1 Tbsp) olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
- 450g (15 oz) shelled peas (about 1.2kg of pods) plus 5 pods
- 750ml (3¼ c.) water (or vegetable stock if you’re omitting the bacon)
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Small bunch of mint, chopped and creme fraiche, to serve
- Shell the peas, keeping about 5 shells.
- Add the peas and pods and stir well, then pour in 750ml water. Bring to the pot to a boil, then simmer until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Remove the pods and puree the soup, I used a food processor but you can use an immersion blender if you have one. Add the lemon juice and season to taste. This soup can be served hot or cold, add a few sprigs of mint and a swirl of creme fraiche before serving.