Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Thursday, November 29, 2012

sugar snap peas, leeks and prosciutto

crisp and fresh are these sugar snap peas when combined with tasty leeks and sliced prosciutto.  stir fried quickly in a saute pan, this side dish comes together easily and fast for any weekday dinner.

the sugar snap peas are not only crisp, but bright green when fully cooked in a matter of minutes.  i really don't like limp vegetables, so have always looked for great side dish recipes that keep the greens bright and flavorful.

to make this recipe:  snip off the ends of the peas with kitchen shears made specially for vegetables. clean and rinse the peas.  brown the sliced prosciutto, amount decided by preference, in a saute pan with a drop of olive oil.  stir and cook for less than five minutes until done.  add one large sliced and fully cleaned leek and stir fry adding seasonings to taste.  i used kosher salt and red pepper flakes.  next, add the peas and toss them thoroughly until heated and warmed to serve.

enjoy this exceptional side dish with your next dinner guests.

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