Monday, August 15, 2016
Pea Shelling Machine
pink lady field peas with the same added ingredients. The pink ladys are similar to black eyed peas but smaller and sweeter. I also used the sweet white onions I purchased from Amish growers at the farmer's market. I was surprised at how sweet the onions actually are. I could eat a section of onion and it wasn't harsh or tangy at all. The onions made for an altogether different taste to the staple recipes I normally use. Try something new, you might be surprised. A real treat at the market was seeing the farmer from 7M farms shelling the peas in a mechanical sheller. Didn't have my camera but here's the machine which makes short work of shelling peas.
I'm reminded of how my grandmother used to peel new potatoes. She'd fill up a large tub with water add the potatoes and then add rough shale rock. Next she would stir the mixture with a stick and the rotating water and rock would automatically peel all the potatoes. I miss my grandmother; there isn't a week which goes by I don't wish I had a few more hours to learn of all the knowledge she could impart to me. Please spend time with your elders they have a multitude of knowledge to impart.