25 July 2011

Today I Froze Cowpeas

For some reason, I keep wanting to call these peas "cowslip" when they are actually "cowpeas," Some folks call them "purple peas" and that's what I first learned to call them.

Cowslip? I bet you're thinking I'm going weird and freezing bovine lingerie! Nope. these peas are in the black eye pea family. Looks almost the same but the coloring is more pastel with a hint of purple. I haven't eaten any of these in 33 years so growing and preserving has been a trip down memory lane for me. The 1st time I saw these was when I was pregnant with my #1 son back in 1978. I was staying with my former in-laws and my father-in-law restricted my activities because I was in the "family way." However, I was allowed to shell these and shell them I did, bushel after bushel! Anyway, here's a look at how they grow:

The finished product (picture looks kind of green but they're more cream color):

Hope everyone is staying cool. It's time for me to get started on tomato sauce again. I hope to squeeze in some crochet time as the sauce cooks down.  Hugs...


  1. Sounds like a busy, but good afternoon planned. Enjoy your day. :-)

  2. MMMM I love those and sure would love to have me some right now LOL you sure are gonna have you some good food for the winter time girl :o)

  3. I got lazy and did some crocheting, took a nap and lazed around with my crocheting for the rest of the evening lol! Lynn, I've been stocking up on the veggies that's for sure! I'm going to have to find some good recipes to use the cow peas in. If nothing else, I can throw them in with a pot of soup. :)

  4. Its the first time I've heard of cowpeas... I learn soemthing new everyday.. Thanks for sharing.


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