Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Recipes for Snow Peas

Jul 28, 2015

Super Sweet Snow Peas
Snow peas are delicious raw anytime. If you're looking for a tasty side dish at dinnertime, try one of these quick and easy ways to (barely) cook them.
With Italian Herbs: Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; cook one clove minced garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1/2 pound snow peas and two teaspoons fresh minced herbs (oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil) or 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning. Add 1 tablespoon water; cook stirring until peas are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in a tablespoon of olive oil & a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Prego!

With Almonds: Melt one tablespoon unsalted butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup sliced almonds and cook until golden, fragrant & butter begins to brown, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Don't burn! Add 1/2 pounds snow peas and 2 teaspoons minced shallot; sauté until snow peas are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir in one teaspoon fresh lemon juice and serve. Voila!
With Ginger-Rice: Cook Basmati or other long grain rice according to package instructions, adding one teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root to cooking water. When rice is almost done, quickly lift lid and add 1/2 pound chopped snowpeas, cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat & stir to combine. Let stand a few minutes before serving. Yum!
This week's forecast:
This week's basket will include lettuce, blueberries, green beans, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, snow peas, and a surprise or two!
Want a basket one week at a time?
For this final week of July and all of August, we are offering our basket service on a single-week basis.  If you or someone you know has been hesitant to commit to a whole month, now is the chance to try our delicious, nutritious 10-lb basket of fresh-picked organic produce one week at a time. Online payment in advance of single-week delivery is required. Please sign-up by noon on the Wednesday prior to delivery. Monthly and seasonal memberships remain available August through November. Questions about signing-up? Contact us! 
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A Hen's Life at Brightside Acres
The girls waste no time in exploring freshly mowed grass outside our garden enclosure. They are in the habit of standing just on the other side of the fence as I pick snow peas, racing each other to nab the cast-offs tossed their way. Quality control = chicken treats!
Magically Delicious!
Free range eggs & whole chickens

Farm fresh free range eggs from S & S Farm and Brightside Acres are available for purchase from the cooler at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton. $3.50/dozen. We also have whole chickens (2-3lbs each) from S & S Farm. $4.25/lb.  If you've never treated yourself to a free range bird, now's the time! We're open 12-5pm every Thursday. Decide you want a dozen eggs or a chicken included in your basket? Drop us a line.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Please return your empty basket so we can fill it again!
We're also happy to reuse or recycle plastic clamshells and egg cartons.
Membership has it's privileges...
When you purchase a CSA basket, whether by the week, month or season, you're guaranteed that you will receive the highest quality and greatest variety of local organic produce available.  But you don't have to be a CSA member to enjoy a taste of what Produce on the Move! offers. Walk-ins are welcome 12-5pm every Thursday at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton.   Come see us for Good Things to Eat!
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