I think that frozen peas are good.
Until I have the first taste of freshly picked and podded, barely steamed greenfeast peas, straight from my garden. How could I believe that frozen peas are good – even adequate?
My very own tiny emeralds are such tender, silky orbs - with the delightful little stem attached! They are a beautiful colour and texture, but the taste – sweeter than any frozen thing could even dream of being.
My pea harvests are usually modest, so I pay them proper respect and usually have just peas for dinner. Last night, these were accompanied by a few sugar snaps; cooking transforms them from a pale green to the same emerald as the peas. I get even more puritanical and have them only with a little butter or olive oil – not even any salt or pepper – nothing to intrude upon my focus of the pea-ness of my peas.