Tonight was a lazy dinner, but deeply satisfying. Just what we needed on this drizzly late summer evening.
Katie. Katie generously gave us a bag of coveted crowder peas from her parents garden in Georgia. We immediately froze them so they would stay fresh and finally boiled the tonight with a touch of olive oil and sea salt. Of my, crowder peas are so good! They remind me of Rob's grandmother. He says the crowder peas his grandparents grew were purplish so the taste is a little different, but still worth a second or third helping. The kids gobbled them up like they always did at MaMa's (Rob's grandmother) house. MaMa lived well into her 90's and I think crowder peas might have something to do with her longevity.
For those of you from the North, like I am, you may not have heard of crowder peas. They are related to black eyed peas, but I find them so much better, but maybe that is because all the crowder peas I've eaten have been fresh not dried or canned (or if they were canned they were canned at home which tastes different than canned in a factory). They are little nutrient power houses as most beans are, but they apparently also have edible leaves which are high in protein. We might just have to try to grow these next year.