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11/8/07 11:34 P

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Hehe...my bf left me alone with the fish for a week while he's in Germany. Since I don't have kids or a dog, all of my affection goes to the fish. I'm very tempted to adopt a fish this weekend...a red tail shark, if I can find one almost as friendly and loveable as my first shark. I called him guppyshark because he acted more like a guppy than a shark. If I can find a nice shark, this one might be called mollieshark:D

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11/8/07 11:13 P

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Used to have a terrible (wonderful) fish habit...lol. I had two 55 gal. tanks, a 30 gal, a 20 something gallon and two tens. All kinds of tropical fish, didn't do salt though.. too expensive. I did breed Guoramis (sp) for a while, they are beautiful to watch when they procreate, never thought about feeding them peas. I don't have any now, but it occurs to me that I one 30 something tank would be a beautiful thing again. :-)

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11/7/07 11:44 P

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My fish LOVE frozen peas! They're a special treat I give 'em a couple times a month. I have guppies, rasboras, and mollies. If you want to see your fish go nuts, give 'em a couple frozen peas you've thawed in warm water so they're a bit mushy and break or mash them apart in the water while you're feeding them so they're easy for the fish to eat (if they're not small enough, the fish could choke on it...I've unfortunately had that happen). They don't like fresh peas nearly as much:D I think my fish need a couple peas.

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11/7/07 10:53 P

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Frozen peas are also fun to take to Hawaii and feed to the tropical fish. Anyone every done that? Great fun !! I am going to try the canned peas with lowfat mayo... cause the curiosity has got me.

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11/7/07 8:04 A

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Great info - I love peas, too.

A bag of frozen peas also makes a great little ice pack for an injured knee or elbow.

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11/7/07 3:12 A

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I love a can of peas w/low-fat mayo!!! It might sound gross, but it's fast and yummy. Try it!! :)

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11/6/07 10:20 P

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Not really that fond of peas, but I often make big pots of stews or soups in the slow cooker and will throw them in along with other vegies, rather painless way of getting your veggies and not having to cook every day.... LEFT OVERS !!! tee hee

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11/3/07 10:37 A

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Thanks!

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11/3/07 3:00 A

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Thanks for the info.

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11/2/07 7:50 P

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I use the GG corn in butter sauce and the broccoli w/cheese individual servings too. These are really good. I sometimes have the broc/cheese for lunch along with a slice of wheat bread.

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11/2/07 7:49 P

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I LOVE peas. Unfortuntely,being from the Midwest,where the growing season is shortened,the fresh peas have come & gone before the Farmer's Markets even begin. We used to have a great produce market that had just about everything,but it closed down a couple of years ago.It ran from Spring to Christmas.It was awesome,and I was majorly bummed when they tore it down(progress,ya know)

I have eaten Creamed fresh Peas and Baby carrots...they're the best with the fresh.I like peas with tiny pearl onions, fresh sliced mushrooms,carrots.Tarragon is great on peas.I was buying froz.peas at my regular grocery store,until I decided to try Schwans froz.peas...I'm never going back! They're plumper,and have a sweeter taste. I cook them in the steaming bags,as I do all of my veggies. Ymmmm...

Peas are one of my Passions!
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11/2/07 7:07 P

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The best way to eat peas is straight from the vine, standing in the garden. ;) Or while shucking, sneak a few in. I grew up freezing peas - even if you dont' grow your own, you can still buy them fresh from a farmer's market and go home, blanche and freeze.

Peas are one of the very few veggies I can still eat raw. I love peas. :)



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11/2/07 5:26 P

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Birds eye is now making 3 individual Steamfresh
vegetables. Peas, Corn or Brussel Sprouts

I also use the individual servings of
Green Giant Corn in Butter Sauce or Broccoli w/cheese sauce.

The Broccoli w/cheese sauce goes great over an
Ore-ida twice baked potato. A filling lunch for
only 4 points, add a fruit cup and you can have a lunch for 5 points.

Makes cooking for one easier than ever.

I love the individual serving sizes. Less waste and less waist. lol emoticon emoticon

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DARLENEK04 Posts: 28,778
11/2/07 5:19 P

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The ones in the self/steam package by Birdseye are
really excellent.

If ya gotta go canned, then go LeSuer. They are
the best canned I have tried.

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DARTHLAURIE's Photo DARTHLAURIE Posts: 2,579
11/2/07 4:51 P

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Just thought some of you might find this article from America's Test Kitchen about frozen peas interesting:)
Give Peas a Chance

This Tasting Lab appeared in the May/June 2001 issue of Cook's Illustrated magazine.Why do frozen peas actually taste better than fresh peas?
Throughout the tasting of our vegetable soup, I came to depend on frozen peas. Not only are they more convenient than their fresh, in-the-pod comrades, but they taste better. Test after test, I found frozen peas to be tender and sweet while fresh peas tasted starchy and bland. Trying to understand this curious finding, I looked to the frozen food industry for some answers.

Green peas are one of the oldest vegetables known to humankind. Yet despite this long history, they are relatively delicate; fresh peas have little stamina. Green peas lose a substantial portion of their nutrients within 24 hours of being picked. This rapid deterioration is the reason for the starchy, bland flavor of most "fresh" peas found at the grocery store. These not-so-fresh peas might be several days old, depending on where they came from and how long they were kept in the cooler. Frozen peas, on the other hand, are picked, cleaned, sorted, and frozen within several hours of harvest, which helps to preserve their delicate sugars and flavors. When commercially frozen vegetables began to appear in the 1920s and 1930s, green peas were one of the first among them.

Finding good frozen peas is not hard. After tasting peas from the two major national frozen food purveyors, Birdseye and Green Giant, along with some from a smaller organic company, Cascadian Farm, my panel of tasters found little difference among them. All of the peas were sweet and fresh, with a bright green color. So unless you grow your own or can stop by your local farm stand for fresh picked, you're better off cruising up the frozen food aisle for a bag of frozen peas.

http://www.cookscountry.com/tasting.asp?
tastingid=311&bdc=3732&extcode=L7LN1BK00

Edited by: DARTHLAURIE at: 11/2/2007 (16:52)
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