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Peas with Mint

The following is a guest blog post from Bren Haas – blogger at BG Garden. 

During the late spring and early summer months there is no shortage of peas in my home and garden. This recipe is as easy to prepare as the spring pea is to harvest! Adding fresh chopped mint and a freshly squeezed lemon from one of my citrus shrubs growing in the greenhouse adds that extra punch my family loves.

Growing Tips: Peas are low maintenance and easy to grow but be sure to start them early in the spring because they can not take the summer heat.

Ingredients:

3 cups of chicken or beef broth

4 cups of fresh picked peas

¼ cup of chopped fresh mint

1 lemon to zest

 

Directions:

Bring broth to boil.

Carefully add peas to boiling broth and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Drain peas and toss with remaining ingredients.

Serve immediately

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Bren Haas started her blogging ( http://www.bggarden.com)  career 5 years ago as a way to share her hidden garden out in the country. Even though her kids are now teenagers she remains busy raising them and adding landscaped gardens filled with veggies,herbs, shrubs and perennials to their 16 acres of Ohio property. For the past 3 years Bren has been growing year-round in her 10’x12’ home greenhouse and recently started raising fish with her husband in the structure as well.  Be sure to check out #gardenchat (http://www.connect-share-grow.com ) network if you would like to connect with other garden enthusiasts were Bren is the administrator of this huge Twitter based network.

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