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Category: English Peas

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

A Manly Meal for the first Fall Chill It’s not exactly freezing but it is the time of year when I start thinking about meals that, for lack of a better word are ‘manly’.   This wonderfully robust pie is something I wrote about in…

Spring Pasta with Chicken Ragù, Fennel and Peas

Spring Pasta with Chicken Ragù, Fennel and Peas

  Pasta is one of my comfort foods.  There is something so satisfying about a big bowl of pasta, the flavors of the sauce melting into the noodles, grated or shaved Reggiano Parmigiano cheese topping the dish and there, at the bottom of the bowl,…

Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas and Melted Leeks

Braised Chicken with Asparagus, Peas and Melted Leeks

         A braise may not strike you as a Spring preparation at all.  Aren’t braises hearty affairs that build flavor by the hours they spend in the oven?  Aren’t they winter warmers and not something you’d expect to see any time after May 1st?  Well…

Springtime in a Bowl: Orecchiette with Sausage, Peas, Mint and Burrata

Springtime in a Bowl: Orecchiette with Sausage, Peas, Mint and Burrata

Last week, I went all the way back into the archives for Chewing the Fat.  I was astonished to see that an Orecchiette recipe that I posted very early on in the life of the blog has had precisely 40 visits. That is about 1/10th…

A Spring Stew of Pork, Mushroom and Peas on Parmesan Croutons

        A stew for Spring may seem counter-intuitive but this one is quick and easy to prepare—to say nothing of how delicious it is. After starting with a quick sauté of diced pancetta and shallots,  I was quite surprised at how quickly the pork cooked…