I Eat These All The Time… But When I Saw Them Like This at the Store, I Had No Idea What They Were!

May 9, 2017

Anyone have any idea what these are?

I was stumped. Clearly pods of some kind, a little bit fuzzy, a little rounder and fuller than soybeans. It took me a moment to even find the sign, before I realized  Read the rest of this entry »

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Hmmm… Better Do Something With These Pigeon Peas!

November 26, 2013

I’ve been in fridge-clean-out mode for the past few days. This happens before I travel – I make an effort to consume all my fresh produce, so nothing goes bad while I’m gone. I’m headed to Colorado for Thanksgiving tomorrow (Have you taken my Thanksgiving Pledge yet? Click here), and want to come home to an empty crisper drawer so I can fill it with fresh new things.

The other night, I found these in the back of my fridge:

pigeon-peas-in-hand

Pigeon Peas! I bought these at the farmers market, and they got pushed behind a taller item in my fridge. Thankfully, they were in a container designed to extend the life of produce, so they were still good! But I’ve never eaten pigeon peas before, so one question remained: What was I going to do with them?

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