The pea teepee in our garden is prolific these days, loaded with long green pods bursting with the sweetest peas. Each day Iley makes his way to the teepee and pops a few pea pods off, carefully opening each green purse and removing each sweet pea one by one, popping them into his mouth. Iley’s peas. Gardening with children is such a joy. Seeing and exploring the garden through their eyes, it becomes a jungle or enchanted fairy land full of nature’s gifts.
Iley helped pick the peas for this salad and when I asked him what we should make, he promptly said, “Samurai Salad!”. I really kind of love that name, so I’m going with it! Samurai must eat healthy foods, right?! Our peaches are not quite ready yet, so I used some very sweet ripe ones grown on the east coast. Use as local and fresh ingredients as you can find, as with everything really.
This season is so bountiful, I often wish we could spread it our over more of the year. Grateful for these seasonal harvests, and for being lucky enough to have a space to grow food and nourish my family from it. From our garden to yours, happy growing, harvesting and nurturing, friends!