Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tea and Peas - Oddly Satisfying











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  1. Satisfying? Maybe because both tea and peas are as English as one can get and quite comforting too! It promotes a tranquil mindset in my way of thinking.

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  2. How pretty. Love the dishes. But those peas look like sugar snap peas, not the common garden pea I remember as a child. It was a tedious chore shelling enough peas so that my Mom could cook them and we could all enjoy their sweet satisfying taste. One hardly ever sees real garden peas anymore. I am curious to know if that impression is shared by others and whether any one has any suggestions where to get real garden peas other than to grow them oneself.

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    1. I tried to find garden or English peas at Easter and a produce manager told me my best bet was to buy frozen. Every now and again I will see fresh peas already bagged at the grocery, but not often. Another vegetable that I enjoy are French green beans (Hericot Verts) and they too, are not all that common.

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    2. A favorite childhood reminiscence: sitting on the shady back porch on a sweltering summer day shelling endless peas for dinner--I guess they were from my dad's garden. A chore then, a cherished memory now.

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    3. Sweltering - a really good word we don't seem to hear that much anymore. In my land of sweet tea the word evokes memories light clothing, light color clothing, ladies with folding fans in their handbags and for some reason, only portly men fanning with their hats but if I had to provide, not just an example of sweltering but a visual definition it would be the jury room scene of the movie "12 Angry Men".

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  3. Does anyone know the maker of those beautiful bird plates?

    Sugar snaps -- I admit to standing in the garden and eating them straight off the vine.

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    1. They were made in Germany by JKW (owned by Josef Kuba) and going by the backstamps, they were made in the 1950s or 1960s.

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    2. Thank you for the information. They are quite lovely. I have a great fondness for bird-patterned china.

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