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Peas & Carrots & Other Veg


Hmm, looking at that photo, I’m thinking that I should have bought a bit more at the market this weekend. It’s already Tuesday (where does the time go?) and most of that food is already gone.

I never seem to buy enough peas- at this time of year, I can’t get enough of them. The ones above made a tasty lunch on Sunday, tossed with linguine in a roasted tomato pesto. I used the tomatoes you see above in a version of this recipe from The Italian Dish, and the leftovers will be tasty with green veg, prawns, and jumbo couscous for dinner tonight.

I also love baby carrots, and buying them by the bunch seems so much more festive than buying individual ones, don’t you think? I’ll likely turn these into a soup, probably something spicy and Thai-inspired. Or I could braise them, which is always a hit around here.

One thing I haven’t been doing much of lately is baking; the odd batch of granola on the weekends has been enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Though I must say, these bar cookies my sister baked do look delicious.

What are you cooking this week?


  • Ruth
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I love your ‘market’ posts. Makes me also think I should’ve bought more fruit and veg this week. 🙂

  • Jess
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:01 am

    The carrots do look lovely with their tops on, and I’m jealous of your peas. We don’t have peas yet in Colorado, but we will soon. I can almost taste them- sweet and snappy! This week at the blog I’m obsessed with radishes.

  • Neil Butterfield
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I love peas and eat them every day if possible. Thankfully frozen peas are always available.

  • France
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Peas peas peas. Now that they’re here i’m going to make mashed pea crostinis!

  • Sarah Loves Cooking
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I always cook carrot in soup. But never use baby carrot to cook soup before. Maybe I will try it 🙂

  • Canteen London
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:03 am

    What a photo! And we agree with your comment on Dwell’s article about us and British food. Perhaps the writer was guilty of a bit of ‘link bait’: saying something purposefully controversial to get attention. We wholeheartedly agree with you (but then I suppose we would, wouldn’t we?) Thanks for mentioning our peas, too. Yours don’t look bad, either 🙂

  • Teach
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Yeah i love this vegetable combination. I think fresh vegetables are preferred and tastes really good with this recipe. Thanks

  • Maria
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Where have you been Ele? I’m been a silent but faithful reader for a while and I’m going through kitchenist withdrawl. hope all is ok.

  • Ele
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Hello Maria (and others)!

    I’ve been away for the past couple months because school AND work AND blogging got a bit too much for me. Luckily school is now done and so I’m hoping to be back soon- you might notice we’ve done a bit of re-design around here to keep things simpler. Stay tuned, because it won’t be long now!

    Ele x

  • Sami
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I was just about to ask! You sure are one busy girl. I can definitely relate. Can’t wait to see your next post! Thank you for the update.

  • Tom
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Glad to know you’ll be back soon!

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