frozen peas trick lady yearning for spring

Our first sunny day in weeks, or at least the first one I’ve seen because I’ve been stuck inside my claustrophobic office, back to the window.  Yearning for green!

I realized last year that I crave tender spring vegetables about a month before they’re ready, so I froze some shelled peas from my garden in May for precisely this moment.

No, they aren’t anywhere near as delicious as new peas, but with hand-cut fresh pasta, bacon, crème fraîche, and mint, they aren’t half bad.

I had some leftover pasta sheets from making a half-pan of lasagna, so I cut them into irregular ribbons, which cooked up light and tender in just a minute or so.

Happy spring! See you at the season opening of downtown farmer’s market tomorrow.

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