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  1. #1
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Minted Peas?

    Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them into
    cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three minutes,
    drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.

    I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    light in weight.

    What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    putting mint flavor into peas before. Are they used especially for
    certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?

    Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    thatís in the oven right now. Iíll let you know what I think of them
    later.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com


  2. #2
    Peter Lucas Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:1e1b08db-7da7-
    [email protected]:

    > Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    > these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them into
    > cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three minutes,
    > drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.
    >
    > I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    > periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    > light in weight.



    Good idea :-)

    >
    > What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    > putting mint flavor into peas before.



    SHOCK!! HORROR!!

    You mean you've gone your whole life without mint peas??!!!


    > Are they used especially for
    > certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?



    Yep, plenty of times.

    If you look in the frozen section of the supermarket, you'll see them
    there also. The SO seems to think that they are also available in cans.

    >
    > Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    > thatís in the oven right now.



    Wise choice :-)



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it is
    safer to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs."

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:07:31 -0800 (PST), ladysailor
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    >these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them into
    >cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three minutes,
    >drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.
    >
    >I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    >periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    >light in weight.
    >
    >What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    >putting mint flavor into peas before. Are they used especially for
    >certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?
    >
    >Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    >thatís in the oven right now. Iíll let you know what I think of them
    >later.
    >

    Minted frozen peas???? Oh, that's right.... you're in Australia now.
    It figures. I think I'd serve them with lamb too.

    I like mint and I like mint with lamb, but I've never tried to make
    minted peas. Let us know how it turns out!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  4. #4
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 18, 5:49*pm, sf <s...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Minted frozen peas???? *Oh, that's right.... you're in Australia now.
    > It figures. *I think I'd serve them with lamb too. *


    No, not frozen but I think freeze dryed. Hard little dried up green
    peas that plumped up in the pan of water.

    > I like mint and I like mint with lamb, but I've never tried to make
    > minted peas. *Let us know how it turns out!


    They turned out better than I ever expected. Sweet, juicy and fresh.
    The mint was subtle but added an extra freshness to the flavor.

    We both gave them a thumbs up!

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ladysailor <ladysailor@sa[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 18, 5:49*pm, sf <s...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Minted frozen peas???? *Oh, that's right.... you're in Australia now.
    > > It figures. *I think I'd serve them with lamb too. *

    >
    > No, not frozen but I think freeze dryed. Hard little dried up green
    > peas that plumped up in the pan of water.
    >
    > > I like mint and I like mint with lamb, but I've never tried to make
    > > minted peas. *Let us know how it turns out!

    >
    > They turned out better than I ever expected. Sweet, juicy and fresh.
    > The mint was subtle but added an extra freshness to the flavor.
    >
    > We both gave them a thumbs up!
    >
    > Barb
    > s/y Arabella
    > www.sailinglinks.com


    Freeze dried is usually excellent for camping, but it tends to be
    expensive too! How did the price compare to regular dried peas?
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  6. #6
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 18, 5:40*pm, Peter Lucas <Peter-Lu...@brissie.com> wrote:

    > > What I didnít notice was that they are minted. *Iíve never heard of
    > > putting mint flavor into peas before. *

    >
    > SHOCK!! HORROR!!


    Ha!

    > You mean you've gone your whole life without mint peas??!!!


    Imagine that, I've missed out on minted peas all these many years. On
    the other hand, I try to learn something new every day and today I
    learned that I really like minted peas.

    > If you look in the frozen section of the supermarket, you'll see them
    > there also. The SO seems to think that they are also available in cans.


    Unfortunatly our freezer isn't big enough to stock fozen veggies and
    cans rust. These turned out really well and all we need is water and
    heat. We do have a water maker and two propane tanks aboard.

    > > Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    > > thatís in the oven right now. *

    >
    > Wise choice :-)


    It was a great dinner.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com

  7. #7
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 18, 7:44 pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > Freeze dried is usually excellent for camping, but it tends to be
    > expensive too! How did the price compare to regular dried peas?


    Uhhh, ummmm.... I'm afraid I never noticed the price. I was only
    thinking about the product and how handy it would be on the boat.

    Tomorrow we are going back into town and I'll have to check on that.

    We did find a tremendous savings on a new sheet set for the bed. For
    $39.99 we brought home a king size sheet set (including king size
    pillow cases) originally priced at $129.00. Of course we havenít
    tried them out yet but if all looks good we will go back and buy
    another set.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com

  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 18, 7:44 pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > Freeze dried is usually excellent for camping, but it tends to be
    > > expensive too! How did the price compare to regular dried peas?

    >
    > Uhhh, ummmm.... I'm afraid I never noticed the price. I was only
    > thinking about the product and how handy it would be on the boat.
    >
    > Tomorrow we are going back into town and I'll have to check on that.


    <lol> Believe it or not, I totally understand that!

    >
    > We did find a tremendous savings on a new sheet set for the bed. For
    > $39.99 we brought home a king size sheet set (including king size
    > pillow cases) originally priced at $129.00. Of course we havenĻt
    > tried them out yet but if all looks good we will go back and buy
    > another set.
    >
    > Barb
    > s/y Arabella
    > www.sailinglinks.com


    Good deal if it's fine weave. ;-)

    For future reference, there are a large number of freeze dried foods
    available for backpackers...

    and boaters,

    and space shuttle crews. <g>

    It's really a good thing.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:07:31a, ladysailor told us...

    > Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    > these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them into
    > cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three minutes,
    > drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.
    >
    > I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    > periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    > light in weight.
    >
    > What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    > putting mint flavor into peas before. Are they used especially for
    > certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?
    >
    > Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    > thatís in the oven right now. Iíll let you know what I think of them
    > later.
    >
    > Barb
    > s/y Arabella
    > www.sailinglinks.com


    I love minted peas, though Iíve never seen or eaten freeze dried peas.
    Fresh mint is best, julienned or chopped and added just at the last when
    adding butter. However, dried mint is also good added near the end of
    cooking.

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  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:40:15a, Peter Lucas told us...

    > ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:1e1b08db-7da7-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    >> these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them into
    >> cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three minutes,
    >> drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.
    >>
    >> I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    >> periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    >> light in weight.

    >
    >
    > Good idea :-)
    >
    >>
    >> What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    >> putting mint flavor into peas before.

    >
    >
    > SHOCK!! HORROR!!
    >
    > You mean you've gone your whole life without mint peas??!!!
    >
    >
    >> Are they used especially for
    >> certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?

    >
    >
    > Yep, plenty of times.
    >
    > If you look in the frozen section of the supermarket, you'll see them
    > there also. The SO seems to think that they are also available in cans.
    >
    >>
    >> Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    >> thatís in the oven right now.

    >
    >
    > Wise choice :-)


    Peter, frozen or canned minted peas may be common in Australia, but Iíve
    never seen either in the US, although Iíve made them many times with either
    fresh or dried mint.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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  11. #11
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 18, 9:44 pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@geemail.com>
    wrote:

    > I love minted peas, though Iíve never seen or eaten freeze dried peas.
    > Fresh mint is best, julienned or chopped and added just at the last when
    > adding butter. However, dried mint is also good added near the end of
    > cooking.


    Well, I have to say that the freeze dried peas were pretty darn good.
    Not too mushy and certainly not the hard little nuggets we encountered
    in Mexico. These were soft on the inside and the skins were tender
    not tough. The mint was new to us but delicate enough to enjoy
    without overpowering the flavor of the peas.

    We are happy with the results and plan to bring more of these freeze
    dried peas aboard the good ship Arabella.

    However, should we find a good supply of fresh peas and fresh mint we
    may try our hand at making them ourselves.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    www.sailinglinks.com

  12. #12
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Tue 18 Nov 2008 05:24:24a, ladysailor told us...

    > On Nov 18, 9:44 pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@geemail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I love minted peas, though Iíve never seen or eaten freeze dried peas.
    >> Fresh mint is best, julienned or chopped and added just at the last when
    >> adding butter. However, dried mint is also good added near the end of
    >> cooking.

    >
    > Well, I have to say that the freeze dried peas were pretty darn good.
    > Not too mushy and certainly not the hard little nuggets we encountered
    > in Mexico. These were soft on the inside and the skins were tender
    > not tough. The mint was new to us but delicate enough to enjoy
    > without overpowering the flavor of the peas.
    >
    > We are happy with the results and plan to bring more of these freeze
    > dried peas aboard the good ship Arabella.
    >
    > However, should we find a good supply of fresh peas and fresh mint we
    > may try our hand at making them ourselves.
    >
    > Barb
    > s/y Arabella
    > www.sailinglinks.com
    >


    Glad you liked them!

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  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 02:04:47 -0800 (PST), ladysailor
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >We did find a tremendous savings on a new sheet set for the bed. For
    >$39.99 we brought home a king size sheet set (including king size
    >pillow cases) originally priced at $129.00. Of course we havenít
    >tried them out yet but if all looks good we will go back and buy
    >another set.


    Heh, that price is very good but I'm marveling at you having a king
    sized bed on a boat. How big is your sailboat anyway?


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  14. #14
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 19, 2:32*pm, sf <s...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > Heh, that price is very good but I'm marveling at you having a king
    > sized bed on a boat. *How big is your sailboat anyway?
    >


    Arabella is 39.1 ft. in length and has a 13.3 ft. beam (width).
    Because she has a center cockpit the aft cabin is nice and roomy. The
    bed takes up most of the cabin space but itís sure worth it for the
    comfort factor.

    BTW, the peas cost $1.98 for a small (55 grams) package. I really
    don't know if that is expensive. Of course the exchange rate is a
    bonus for us right now. Every thing we buy here in Australia is a
    bargan.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    ww.sailinglinks.com

    PS: If you want to know more about the boat click here.

    http://www.sailinglinks.com/s_v_arabella.htm

    Scroll al the way down to see some interior pictures.

    B.

  15. #15
    Joseph Littleshoes Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    sf wrote:
    > On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 02:04:47 -0800 (PST), ladysailor
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>We did find a tremendous savings on a new sheet set for the bed. For
    >>$39.99 we brought home a king size sheet set (including king size
    >>pillow cases) originally priced at $129.00. Of course we havenÔŅĹt
    >>tried them out yet but if all looks good we will go back and buy
    >>another set.

    >
    >
    > Heh, that price is very good but I'm marveling at you having a king
    > sized bed on a boat. How big is your sailboat anyway?
    >
    >


    *chuckle* mint peas with a chiffonade of lettuce?
    --
    JL


  16. #16
    Peter Lucas Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:1c82792a-acfd-4904-
    [email protected]:


    >
    > BTW, the peas cost $1.98 for a small (55 grams) package. I really
    > don't know if that is expensive.



    Sounds like you got a good deal :-)

    http://tinyurl.com/5hxlxw



    Surprise Dehydrated Peas 200g
    $3.48/100g $6.95




    Surprise Dehydrated Peas Mint 55g
    $3.93/100g $2.16



    > Of course the exchange rate is a
    > bonus for us right now. Every thing we buy here in Australia is a
    > bargan.



    (Mumblefrikkengrumblefrikkenmumblebloodyexchangera tegrrrr!!!)


    >
    > Barb
    > s/y Arabella
    > ww.sailinglinks.com
    >
    > PS: If you want to know more about the boat click here.
    >
    > http://www.sailinglinks.com/s_v_arabella.htm
    >
    > Scroll al the way down to see some interior pictures.
    >



    Did you follow the tradition of the Renaming Ceremony??

    http://199.236.110.33/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it is safer
    to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs."

  17. #17
    Peter Lucas Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:380c520c-0ca2-
    [email protected]:

    > On Nov 18, 7:44 pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> Freeze dried is usually excellent for camping, but it tends to be
    >> expensive too! How did the price compare to regular dried peas?

    >
    > Uhhh, ummmm.... I'm afraid I never noticed the price. I was only
    > thinking about the product and how handy it would be on the boat.
    >
    > Tomorrow we are going back into town and I'll have to check on that.
    >
    > We did find a tremendous savings on a new sheet set for the bed. For
    > $39.99 we brought home a king size sheet set (including king size
    > pillow cases) originally priced at $129.00.



    Pillow Talk???


    Nope, just checked, they don't have a store in Bundy.

    http://www.pillowtalk.com.au/stores.aspx



    > Of course we havenít
    > tried them out yet but if all looks good we will go back and buy
    > another set.
    >



    If you ever get your hands on a set of Debra Hutton 1000 count sheet
    sets, *grab them*!!! Usually at KMart.

    Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure luxury!!



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it is
    safer to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs."

  18. #18
    Peter Lucas Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected] 5.247:

    > On Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:40:15a, Peter Lucas told us...
    >
    >> ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:1e1b08db-7da7-
    >> [email protected]:
    >>
    >>> Yesterday we went into town to pick up a few supplies and I noticed
    >>> these bags of (freeze dried?) peas. Instructions say to put them
    >>> into cold water, cover, bring to a boil then simmer for three
    >>> minutes, drain and serve. They are supposed to be just like fresh.
    >>>
    >>> I was interested in them as it seemed they could be kept for long
    >>> periods of time in the dried goods locker on the boat and they are
    >>> light in weight.

    >>
    >>
    >> Good idea :-)
    >>
    >>>
    >>> What I didnít notice was that they are minted. Iíve never heard of
    >>> putting mint flavor into peas before.

    >>
    >>
    >> SHOCK!! HORROR!!
    >>
    >> You mean you've gone your whole life without mint peas??!!!
    >>
    >>
    >>> Are they used especially for
    >>> certain dishes? Have any of you used these before?

    >>
    >>
    >> Yep, plenty of times.
    >>
    >> If you look in the frozen section of the supermarket, you'll see them
    >> there also. The SO seems to think that they are also available in
    >> cans.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    >>> thatís in the oven right now.

    >>
    >>
    >> Wise choice :-)

    >
    > Peter, frozen or canned minted peas may be common in Australia, but
    > Iíve never seen either in the US, although Iíve made them many times
    > with either fresh or dried mint.
    >



    Yeah, it's strange that we have basic stuff like that, and you guys, who
    have 123 different varieties of milk to choose from, don't have them :-)


    Do you get mint sauce, or mint jelly over there?

    Either of them is good over peas as well.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it is
    safer to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs."

  19. #19
    Peter Lucas Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    ladysailor <[email protected]> wrote in news:bd3ee51a-deb5-4c0a-
    [email protected]:


    >
    >> > Since they are minted I guess we will try them with the roast lamb
    >> > thatís in the oven right now. *

    >>
    >> Wise choice :-)

    >
    > It was a great dinner.
    >



    So, Tom Cruise missed out again :-)


    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=3u5JYzAT5t4



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it is safer
    to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs."

  20. #20
    ladysailor Guest

    Default Re: Minted Peas?

    On Nov 19, 4:19 pm, Peter Lucas <Peter-Lu...@brissie.com> wrote:

    >
    > Sounds like you got a good deal :-)


    Good. We got them at Woolworths. I went back today and bought some
    more.


    > > Of course the exchange rate is a
    > > bonus for us right now. Every thing we buy here in Australia is a
    > > bargan.

    >
    > (Mumblefrikkengrumblefrikkenmumblebloodyexchangera tegrrrr!!!)


    Ha!

    > Did you follow the tradition of the Renaming Ceremony??
    >
    > http://199.236.110.33/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm


    No. The renaming ceremony we knew about involved a virgin and we
    couldnít find one.

    Barb
    s/y Arabella
    ww.sailinglinks.com

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