|Our first pint of blueberries for the season.|
|'Jersey' blueberries are the first to produce.|
Our harvests this week also included a large mess* of peas; we were surprised to see we still have some leftover in the freezer from last year, so we know we can enjoy as much fresh as we like. You know they're good when the kids ask for seconds at meals! Garden-fresh peas are so unlike anything else canned or frozen, pop-in-your-mouth tender, and surprisingly sweet like corn.
(*My grandpa used to use the phrase, "a mess of peas," but I haven't heard it used by anyone else. The meaning, enough food of a specified kind for a dish or a meal, from Late Latin missus--course at a meal--for you etymologists out there.)
|Black 'Jewel' raspberries ready to enjoy.|
|Red and blue gladiolus.|