Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Peas


Since I just made the fresh pea soup I thought this would be a good item of the day
I got a comment from KleoPatra asking what the difference between split pea soup is and my soup. After researching, the only difference I could find was that split pea soup is made with dried peas. Is that right guys?

ok Pea-wee Facts : )

Fresh peas are often boiled with spearamint . (I've never had that but am curious what to tastes like)

U.S. President Andrew Jackson's favorite dishes was a Pease Pudding seasoned with onions, cloves, carrots, celery, butter, nutmeg, sour cream, salt, pepper, and sugar. (
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The pea became so ingrained into the everyday existence of so many cultures from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia that the name appeared as part of other legumes such as pigeon peas, cowpeas, black-eyed peas, chick-peas, capucin peas, and peanut. (
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Excessive eating of peas MAY cause gout. (we're talking extreme eating of peas here) (source)

The French king Louis XIV popularized peas in the 17th century by making them an item of high regard on the menus of parties held at his palace. (source)

Christopher Columbus is believed to have brought the first peas to America in 1493, planting them on Isabella island. (
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Peas have been around a LONG time
In Thailand, peas have been found in caves that are over 11,000 years old. (
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Frozen peas are preferable to canned peas as they retain their flavor and have lower sodium content. (my fav fact of the post!- frozen peas are goood
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Peas and genes : )

In the 19th century during the early developments of the study of genetics, peas played an important role. The monk and botanist, Gregor Mendel used peas in his plant-breeding experiments. (
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Hope you enjoy and appreciate peas more!

7 comments:

Shananigans said...

I feel so educated about peas now, thanks! I’ve always detested most canned vegetables, frozen is always a huge improvement if you can’t get fresh. I remember Gregor Mendel and the pea experiments well. I used to think Punnett Squares were fun to fill out. Further proof I should have been a geneticist ;)

funwithyourfood said...

Hi Shannon!
hmm maybe you SHOULD have been a geneticist. (I know I shouldn't be I can barely spell the word haha). Thanks for coming by

Teddy

Vicki said...

peas porriage in the pot 9 days old ~ i *heart* peas (but not in a gout kind of way).

Megan the Vegan said...

Love your pea facts! The picture is perfect on your pea-green blog!

Harmonia said...

I incorporated peas in my lunch today!

Also, check out this direct link:
http://harmonia.blogsome.com/2006/06/01/feedback-from-yesterdays-comments-entry/

It's a post of feedback to the comments everyone left yesterday.

:)

funwithyourfood said...

HAHAHA viki your comment was great!
I laughed for a good two mins.. : )
thanks for the smiles!

Vegan Momma said...

I love sweet peas. I'm able to pick them in my garden now.