I look at photos of summer produce, the way I look at vacation photos. “Ah, remember that?” And this is one of those dishes that I’m going to wistfully revisit in the dark of winter.
Fresh pea shoots from the farmers market, fresh peas from the CSA, fresh strawberries from a farm stand – and last but not least – edible flowers from my mother’s garden.
To quote Gus from Psych, “C’mon son!”
The gauntlet has been thrown, the bet is a triple-dog dare one. Bring it on summer, and outdo these ingredients! Because from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t get any more summer than this.
Pea Shoot, Pea and Strawberry Salad
2 cups of pea shoots
6 strawberries, halved
¼ cup fresh peas
Edible flowers (pansies, nasturtium or violets are my favorites)
Combine all of the ingredients, and serve with your favorite vinaigrette.
(Photos by Launie Kettler)