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Recipes featuring Pulses

Recipes featuring Pulses

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Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses.

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International Year of Pulses

International Year of Pulses

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I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it!

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Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

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Legumes are such an important food crop, the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Legumes. Join us in celebrating these important plants and their fruits by adding more peas, beans and clovers to your vegetable garden.

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Returning Seeds to the Library

Returning Seeds to the Library

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The Purple Podded Peas the Hudson Valley Seed Library “lent” me earlier this year are ready to be returned to the library. Seeds will be distributed next season to more library patrons.

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Hooray for the Red, White and Purple

Hooray for the Red, White and Purple

The purple podded peas I planted in April have exceeded my expectations to be knee-high by the Fourth of July.

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Undercover Peas

Undercover Peas

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Some vegetables enjoy a shady spot as much as gardeners do. Here’s an ideas for keeping cool-season crops undercover to help extend the season.

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Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Now you can watch all the recipe videos from the Homegrown/Homemade series in one place, and find links to the recipes on FineCooking.com.

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Like Two Beans in a Pod

Like Two Beans in a Pod

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Succession planting is a way to grow more vegetables in garden beds, but it can work in containers, too.

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Homegrown / Homemade Video Series

Homegrown / Homemade Video Series

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A gardener and a cook team up to plant, maintain, harvest, store, and cook a variety of popular vegetables, including peas, arugula, and potatoes.

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Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Peas are one crop that no spring garden should be without. They're one of the oldest cultivated vegetables as there's been evidence of peas found throughout Egypt, Europe, Asia and amazingly, among the ruins of Troy.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Peas

Homegrown / Homemade: Peas

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Peas are the quintessential eary-season veggie. Seeds can go into the ground when it's still cold, and you can harvest just a couple of months later.

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Country Pea Soup with Rosemary

Country Pea Soup with Rosemary

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This simple, hearty soup can be made in a crock pot and is sure to please the whole family.

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Cute Plant Names

Cute Plant Names

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As you work your way through the new crop of seed catalogs, have you found any amusing plant names? I have...

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Plant Some High-Yielding, Low-Growing Peas

Plant Some High-Yielding, Low-Growing Peas

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Dwarf peas are a great choice for the home gardener. Learn how to select the best varieties, when to plant them, and how to support them for best results.

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Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

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This simple soup can be made with frozen peas, if necessary. For added richness, use half-and-half instead of milk.

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Peas with Mint

Peas with Mint

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A classic springtime pairing.

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Braised Artichokes with Leeks and Peas

Braised Artichokes with Leeks and Peas

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As the season progresses, take advantage of fava beans, baby carrots, asparagus, spring turnips, or the first zucchini. For a fall stew, add diced celery root along with the artichokes.

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Steamed Shrimp with Snow Peas and Noodles

Steamed Shrimp with Snow Peas and Noodles

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A pungent sauce is spooned over a dish of shrimp, snow peas, and noodles.

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Chilled Farfalle and Pea Salad

Chilled Farfalle and Pea Salad

Here's an unusual pasta dish that gets its flavor from peas, sundried tomatoes, basil, peppers, and onion.

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Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto

Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto

The creaminess of this risotto is complemented by the fresh green peas and the earthy mushrooms.

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