We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Freezing the peas
The pea crop on Dad's allotment was picked recently (we still have to harvest the smaller pea crop from our own allotment). We were very pleased with it as all our previous attempts at growing peas had ended in failure.
Nothing went to waste. The peas were frozen after being blanched for one minute in boiling water. The pea pods were used to make stock and the stalks and leaves were fed to the chickens. Wastenot, want not!