Snap Peas: Like Little Canoes for Peas

June 28, 2011

Fresh peas in their own little canoes

“I love how you can snap a pea’s stem and pull the string and how it leaves a perfect seam that opens easily under your thumbnail.  And then you find those sweet, starchy peas in their own canoe of crisp, watery, and almost sugary pod.”
— Gabrielle Hamilton, from Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

Blossom of a snap pea plant

Snap pea pod

Watercolor sketch of snap pea blossoms

Watercolor sketch of snap pea pods

Another watercolor sketch of snap pea pods

7 Responses to “Snap Peas: Like Little Canoes for Peas”

  1. Hallysann Says:

    Wonderful, I used to snap open the peas in my grandad’s garden. I used to eat the peas I found inside and then proceed to snap the juicy pod into pieces and eat them too 🙂

  2. Your watercolours are … mouth watering!!

  3. Carrie Says:

    Just found your blog – beautiful! Great food, amazing photography and those watercolors! Do you sell them anywhere? You should!

    I look forward to reading back through your posts, and seeing more of those blissful paintings…

    • Rosemary Says:

      Most of my watercolor sketches are done in a bound Moleskin notebook, so they can’t be framed or sold. This is my first year doing watercolors. Right now I’m starting to paint some on paper, in anticipation of a show during 2012 (I hope)! So for now, I don’t sell my paintings.

      I’ve made a few sales of photos this year. I charge $25 per image, plus printing/shipping costs. But I don’t advertise.

      So glad you found my blog. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Patricia-Nathalie Chin A Fo Says:

    Thank you Rosemary, I see you also take your time to work out your posts per month

    the slower the wiser

    Life doesn’t need us to rush around, it needs us to settle down

    Good to be down in Seattle

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