Veggie Tips

Black-Eye Peas: These can be used with some of the tomatoes to make soups like ribollita, or they can be slow-cooked in a crock pot with some bacon or pork.  You treat these more like beans than peas… There are many kinds of Southern beans, always called peas in the US South.  Fresh like this they only take about 30 minutes to cook.

Asian Pears: Snack on them with some cheese!  Asian pears should store well in your refrigerator.

Summer Vegetable Ragout: You can make a summer vegetable ragout with the onion, black-eye peas, your peppers, the summer squash, some of the basil and the tomatoes.  A little cream at the end is a nice touch.