And the peas went into a not-too-spicy green pea curry.
After college, I worked briefly at Barnes and Noble. This is either the best or the worst job for a bibliophile, depending on how you look at it. I loved being surrounded by and talking about books all day. But, the employee discount was also really good, making the spending of my entire paycheck in the store an all too common occurrence. One book from the sale table that I couldn't pass up was Michele Cranston's Fresh. I was drawn to it, honestly, because the photographs are amazing. Everything in it looks delicious. But what sold me was that it was arranged by season. We've made a fair number of the recipes and they're good, but we've found that they are consistently on the bland side. The green pea curry was no exception, so we jazzed it up a bit from how it's printed.