Happy New Year!
Usually I make a Dutch treat called “olebollen” (similar to apple fritters) on New’s Years Eve. Because of my travels, I was too tired for that this year. Instead I am cooking my Capucijner peas.
I asked my aunt about how she remembers cooking these peas. She said she remembers eating them often while growing up in Holland. Usually as a pile of peas on the plate with salad and meat. She liked mixing them with the salad. She also said these peas have a different taste that not everyone likes. I am wondering if we will like the taste.
So, rather than making a soup, I am cooking my very small first harvest of Capucijners as with bacon as a “pile of peas”. Today I boiled them and I am now letting them soak in water overnight. They plumped up nicely and smelled very tasty – rich and earthy – while cooking. Tomorrow, we will have them with our dinner.
Cheers! And best wishes for the new year.