Peas please me

I've said before that Sunday morning is my absolute favourite time of the week. We gather as a family and eat well and linger. Breakfast is planned in advance and menus are discussed- Isaac wants bacon, Charlotte likes to call on 'the girls' for some eggs and I tend to run my eye over the garden for some greens. The coffee machine makes chai, espresso and hot chocolates in steaming mugs, perfect to warm our hands. Today is the first day of winter, but the sun is high enough to heat our backs.

I love peas. One of my fondest memories is helping my grandmother shell fresh peas at her kitchen counter. The smell of spring grasses and rainy days making split pea soup. Frozen peas are all you need for this dish, it would seem a shame to waste prized fresh ones to puree. They deserve better treatment in a pasta or risotto where their texture will pop.

Happy Sunday everyone!!


Pea Fritters with Poached egg on Sourdough.

I make these patties up the night before.


1 ½ cups blanched frozen peas

1 240g tin white beans

1 T chopped mint leaves

1 T chopped chives

2 T plain flour

zest of 1 lemon

salt and pepper to season

panko crumbs (you will need approx 1 cup)


*Puree everything except panko crumbs in a food processor

* Refrigerate for 1 hour

* Quenelle T spoonfuls of mixture and roll in breadcrumbs. Mixture is quite soft so it's a bit tricky. If it's too soft, add more flour. Flatten patties into small flat ovals. Refrigerate overnight.

* Shallow fry patties in oil until golden

*Toast some good quality sourdough with soft poached eggs

*Serve up with good coffee and great friends. :)



Michelle xx