Thanks for all of the feedback about the juicers! It was really helpful. It’s so nice being able to ask an important question and getting such good advice.
Joel, Elena and I, along with our lovely sister (in-law to me) went to the Farmer’s Market this last Saturday. It was crowded as usual and the best items were flying off the stands fast. But we managed to bring home some fresh leafy greens, fiddlehead ferns, raw grassfed sheep’s cheese (so delicious), Farmhouse Pate, and pea shoots.
I fell in love with the pea shoots. It has all of the flavor of peas in the delicate leaves and shoots. It’s kind of like peas without the fibrous pods. We have been tearing off the leaves and shoots from the more tough stalk and eating them fresh, but I plan on also trying to saute some of them as well. For example, you can stir-fry them like this recipe. Other recipes uses them fresh as a garnish or as part of a salad. I read you can get them in Asian Markets, but nothing is better then getting them fresh at the farmer’s market!
They are quite high in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A, so you are getting some really good “green” nutrition too.If you happen to see any around, be sure to pick some up. You may enjoy them as much as I do.
Any other pea shoot lovers out there? Recipes to share? What do you like to buy at the farmer’s market?