Last week I had the honor of hosting Jere Gettle (as in the Jere Gettle from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, pictured at right) and Paul Wallace (the man in charge of Baker Creek’s west coast branch, the Petaluma Seed Bank) at my humble little abode. They were only in town for a day or two, [...]
It seemed like only yesterday that my Golden Sweet snow peas were thriving and producing handfuls of bright, translucent yellow pods that intertwined up my six-foot trellis. And then today, the vines have withered… the tiny buds no longer flowering… all the plants have just naturally collapsed under the weight of their saggy, unripened pods, [...]
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!
My Golden Sweet snow peas have matured and this morning I snipped a handful to throw into a garden salad (along with my recently harvested radish leaves, white carrots and carrot greens, wasabina, Japanese cucumber, and purple bush beans — I seriously have never had more disco salads until I started growing my own this [...]
I don’t know why, but I rarely buy snow peas at the store, even though I love the extra snap they give to stir-fries and salads. Maybe it’s because all the stores carry the same boring, green variety. So when I found these Golden Sweet snow peas (Pisum sativum) at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, I [...]