One of the reasons I wanted to join a CSA was so that I would be forced to try new foods. Well, in my first week I was able to do that!
One of the things we received was a bag of cream peas. I’m glad they told us what they were, because I would have had no idea otherwise. They look a lot like black-eyed peas without the eye. Since I had never heard of them, I turned to the trusty internet to figure out what to do with them. It took a lot of searching, but I finally managed to find an informative post on them that has a great recipe for cooking them.
It turns out that you have to cook them for almost an hour, even though they are fresh peas. I would have never guessed! I’m cooking them up right now, along with some carrots, a jalapeno, and some spices. I plan on doing some interesting things with them since I’m not a huge fan of plain old peas. More on that later!