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Dried Whole Green Peas

I'm sure dried whole green peas have been around for quite a while but I've never noticed them until now. This morning I cooked a small pot of them. They take about as long to cook as beans do; the package say to cook them for 35 to 40 minutes, not, they take a lot longer. 

I did the quick soak method by covering them with water and bringing to the boil. Then I let them sit, covered, for an hour. I added a bit more water and cooked them at a low boil, covered, for a couple of hours.  



These are the most pea tasting peas I've ever had. They do not get super soft, they still have a little body to them. 


I made a pot of rice and added some of these wonderful peas to it. 



I think this will be a big hit along with the MolĂ© I'm making for the church pot luck tomorrow. 


And that's that


Orange Habanero Pepper Jelly/Sauce

Don't you love it when a recipe doesn't work out and you end up with something better than what you were going for? This mistake ended up being so good that I have to try and replicate it. I have some friends that have strongly, I mean strongly, hinted <read demanded> that I make more.  



What looks like a beautiful batch of jelly, is actually a beautiful batch of sauce. 

My jelly didn't set, and am I ever happy. 

Here's what I did. I hope it fails for you too



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