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cannellini bean salad with asparagus and black olives

april 26, 2013

cannellini bean salad with asparagus and black olives

 

It’s the age old question I grapple with : What will I take to work for lunch this week?  I stand sulking at the fridge, peering at the jumbled contents.  I try to make sense out of the possible ingredient combinations and come up with…zip.  Nada.

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field pea salad with spicy mustard vinaigrette

october 3, 2012

field pea salad with spicy mustard vinaigrette

   End of summer means that field peas are in season.  Sure, you could purchase frozen field peas, but nothing compares to the earthy taste and toothsome bite of those that are freshly shelled.  You will pay a little more, but these are not mechanically separated from their shells; a labor intensive act of love has delivered these beauties to the market. Field peas are technically beans, not peas. They are cousins to the Asian Mung bean, traveling to the new world in colonial times with African slaves who recognized their value as drought resistant, nutrient rich, portable foods.

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