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Farming Got Hip In Iran Some 12,000 Years Ago, Ancient Seeds Reveal

Farming Got Hip In Iran Some 12,000 Years Ago, Ancient Seeds Reveal

| July 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Archaeologists had considered Iran unimportant in the history of farming – until now. Ancient seeds and farming tools uncovered in Iran reveal Stone Age people there were growing lentils, barley and other crops. The findings offer a snapshot of a time when humans first started experimenting with farming.

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A Fresh Pod Cast: Savoring Spring’s Green Peas

A Fresh Pod Cast: Savoring Spring’s Green Peas

| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emerald green and tender, yet with a gentle crunch, garden peas can be so delightful when fresh — and so disappointing when not. Try them now in their seasonal prime in these recipes for chilled soup, a citrusy spread and a traditional rice dish.

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Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli is one of those dishes for us. A dish made with peas, tomatoes, herbs and onions, it is simple and forthright. There is nothing showy about this dish, yet made with fresh spring onions and just-shelled English peas, I find that it has an innate elegance that makes it perfect not only for a family meal but as something I would be proud to serve to guests.

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

| April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

A perfect spring salad of tender sugar snap peas, refreshing mint, toasted almonds, and caramelized onions.

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I Hate(d) Peas

I Hate(d) Peas

| May 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

Look at me, I’m eating peas. I’m nearly 40 years old and I’m eating peas. Who says middle-aged men don’t have growth spurts?

I never cared for peas as a child. Perhaps that’s too mildly put. I had always hated peas. No, still not enough. I had a terror of peas as a child.

That’s more like it.

I would not touch them, I hated looking at them, and I certainly would never eat them. If I saw them on television, I would either cover my eyes or run from the room, just as I did anytime I saw two people kissing. Peas,for no good reason, caused me acute emotional distress. When it was beef stew night in our household, I thought my mother was making it specifically to torture me.

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Spring Farmers Market Highlights

Spring Farmers Market Highlights

| May 12, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s an exciting time around the farmers market these days. I hadn’t been to the market for about two weeks, and was amazed at how much the market changed in a short amount of time. There is a promise of summer fruit in the air, and the spring vegetables are in abundance. Here are some of the things I am looking forward to this month.

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