A vegetable kids will love – Green Peas with butter and mint – cooking with kids made easy – while playing Grandma Music!

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I love fresh peas. We used to grow them in South Africa and as a child I would go to the vegetable patch and stand and eat the sweet delicacies right out of the pod. In this recipe you will need to find fresh peas – which is the only difficult thing about it – the rest is easy. And cooking with kids means that they will open the pods and eat the peas as well as shelling them for you to cook! What fun.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced – fresh is best but when in a hurry I will use ready prepared from the store
  • 4 cups shelled green peas – this is fun to do with children but have extra on hand for snacking!
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth – I use Better than Bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon honey – we use the honey from our bees – try to get pure organic honey since most honey is sugar water and NOT pure in stores
  • Salt to taste
  • Four large pieces of feta – crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint – we grow this – and its easy to grow in a pot in your kitchen! Try it sometime!

Directions: Put on your favorite song – mine is grandma music –  Start the world all over again. By the way – if you click here you can download our coloring books – the first one is FREE!

1. Saute the chives and garlic in melted butter in a pan just for a few minutes.

2. Add all the other ingredients except the minte and bring to a boil then reduce heat, and simmer until peas are tender.

3. Dont overcook – you probably need only 10 minutes for really fresh peas – remove from heat and put into a serving dish – then stir in the chopped mint.

4, We make our own feta – so love to add crumbled feta to the top of the peas, toss slightly and then serve. Yum! This could be a vegetarian main for those who also eat cheese.

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About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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