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I have to admit, recently I have
become a clean food junkie. I
shop at the farmers market every
Sunday to load up on farm fresh
produce. I have a passion for
local fruits and always embrace
seasonal produce, like pigeon
The trays of the vendors vans
seem to be overfilled with fresh
peas for sale, indicating a bumper
crop this year.
When you re purchasing peas,
always look for full pods with
rounded peas and not
wrinkly dark pods.
Fresh peas are always deli-
cious when we can have
them! They do freeze well
so buy extra and freeze the
shelled peas for year-round
Of course, fresh pigeon
peas pelau is probably the
number one use for these
delightful peas, but they can
be enjoyed in any of these
ways as well.
6 cloves garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 one-inch piece of ginger
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp each, ground: cumin,
coriander, saffron powder.
1 cinnamon stick
2/3 cup tinned tomatoes,
1 hot pepper, seeded and
1 1/2 cups cooked fresh
1 cup bodi, cut into one-
1 cup cauliflower, in
1 carrot, chopped
1 potato, peeled and cubed
1 bell pepper, seeded and
Place garlic, ginger and
onion into a blender, add
water and blend to a
Heat oil in large sauté pan,
add paste from blender,
cook until light brown.
Add dried spices, cook for
two more minutes. Add
tomatoes and hot pepper,
Add peas, and fresh
vegetables, stir well to
Cover and cook for about
20 minutes stirring
occasionally or adding
water to prevent sticking.
Serve with a fresh salad
and steamed rice.
2 tbps vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 large sprig fresh
4 ozs pumpkin,
1 carrot chopped
1 lb fresh pigeon
1/2 cup freshly
made tomato sauce
1 hot pepper, left whole
4 cups chicken or
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper to taste.
In a large soup pot, heat oil, add garlic
Sauté until fragrant and tender, about four minutes.
Add celery, chives, thyme, stir to combine.
Add pumpkin and carrot, stir and add pigeon peas,
Add tomato sauce, cloves, and hot pepper, cook for a
few minutes more.
Add stock sugar, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 20 to
If using fresh peas, cook for about 45 minutes.
Remove hot pepper.
Remove half the soup and puree in blender.
Return to pot and stir
Add a little more broth or water to thin if necessary.
Bring to a boil, once again before serving.
More than 100 copies of Anne
Frank's Diary of a Young Girl have been
vandalised in public libraries in Japan's
capital Tokyo, officials say.
Pages have been ripped from at
least 265 copies of the diary and other
related books, they added.
It is not clear who is behind the
vandalism. A US Jewish rights group
has called for a police investigation.
Anne Frank's diary was written
during World War Two, while the
teenager hid from the Nazis in
For many Japanese the book forms
the basis of their knowledge about the
Jewish holocaust, the BBC's Rupert
Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo reports.
But what might have motivated the
attacks remains a mystery. Japan has
no history of Jewish settlement and
no real history of anti-Semitism, our
Toshihiro Obayashi, a library official
in West Tokyo's Suginsami area, said:
"Each and every book which comes up
under the index of Anne Frank has
been damaged at our library." (BBC)
A D y
TOBAGO PIGEON PEA SOUP
PIGEON PEA PATTIES
WITH PARSLEY AND THYME
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped chives
1/2 hot pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large potato boiled, peeled and
1 lb pigeon peas, cooked
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive oil.
Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté
onion, garlic, thyme, chives and hot
pepper for about one minute. Remove
and add to potato, mix well, add peas
and season with salt. Add parsley.
Form mixture into about eight patties
and shallow fry in more olive oil.
...pick of the crop
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