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Pea Present

Blessed are the Primavera Peas Givers

by Sam Dunham

Pea Present

Oh the charm of my local veggie lady, who sets up stall in on Friday mornings rain or shine. She oozes rapport and could teach some of the so-called ‘Retail Experts’ a thing or two about selling and getting your customer to come back time after time.

Each week she gives us a special little freebie treat, this week her parting gift was a huge bag of sweet and beautiful new season from Puglia; not too heavy on miles over the border so to speak, with but a skip & jump over Molise, and of course using an environmentally-friendly brown paper bag with a little array of butterflies printed on one side for good measure, arh those little extra touches that shopping locally in Italy delivers.  It’s such a shame that supermarkets still insist on plastic bags to pick up your and veg. Now it’s just decisions decisions as to how and what they will be served with…

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Pete
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Pete

I wouldn't consider waiting to cook them…just eat them from the pods…as soon as you get them!

lifeinabruzzo
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It's so true Diana a little like what we do to fave too! Your description of pea risotto has made me think that would be the perfect thing to make with that lovely bag I was given, now just to look for a recipe..

Diana
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Diana

Isn't it wonderful how the Italians make such wonderful meals out of the simple pea, whereas we English boil them to death or batter them to death then poison them with bicarbonate and salt. My first meal in Abbruzzo was a simple pea rissotto which was glorious and I have made it many times since. I look forward the first peas arriving in the UK. I don't grow them myself now as my dogs eat them!