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June 03, 2018


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Pam Greer

Your snap peas sound delicious! It was great to virtual party with you!

Beth F

What a timely recipe -- perfect for what's in the farmer's markets right now. And fits the book too.


I love sugar snap peas and this recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks Simona.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Pam. Likewise :)

Simona Carini

Indeed, Beth. That's also why I posted the photo of the farmers' market sign: get them while you can :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Wendy :)

Deb in Hawaii

Your peas are gorgeous. I love them with the pods split open--so pretty. I also love the combination of ingredients too. You did a great job in making a dish to honor both the book and your own past and heritage. Brilliant!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Deb :) Splitting the pods open takes a bit more time than just pulling the string, but the result is nice, so I totally recommend it.


Looks divine Simona, something I'd really enjoy making—and eating of course. But I'll have to act fast. Around here the sugar snap pea season is very short indeed.

Debra Eliotseats

What a great side dish, but I really think I could eat this as a meal by itself! I enjoyed this book as well.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Frank. I hope you got your fill of sugar snap peas :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra. I do love vegetables :)

Delaware Girl Eats

Simona I'm truly in the mood for minimalist, light food considering the extreme heat over here on the East Coast.... As to the book, I haven't read it, but I can understand the character's unwillingness to talk about his former life. My father was a teenage private in WWII and we could never ever get him to say anything about his experience. Some things are best kept in that hidden place of memory I suppose.

Simona Carini

I hope it cools off during the weekend, Cathy: extreme heat is not fun. I imagine not wanting to talk about traumatic experiences. It is not possible to generalize what happens when someone decides not to revisit certain events of his/her life. Problems may occur when those event become a wall and the person is behind it, so that, as in the case of Peter, the book's protagonist, nobody can reach across, not his daughter nor his wife. My father was the opposite: he talked a lot about what happened to him during the war and I believe it was his way of making sense of the fact that he had survived, while so many others had not.

Delaware Girl Eats

As you say Simona, everyone is different in how they deal with both the ups and downs of life

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