Monday, July 11, 2011

Thomas Jefferson ate his peas

President Obama has us talking about peas rather than debt reduction. If this was some kind of ploy to distract us, it seems to have worked short-term.

But since peas were disparaged today,  let's consider at how a previous White House occupant dearly loved 'em. From
Among the vegetables in Thomas Jefferson's garden was the English pea, considered to be his favorite. He grew fifteen types of the English pea, and his frequent jottings on the vegetable in his Garden Book suggest that he paid particular attention to it, happily noting when "peas come to table." By staggering the planting of peas, Jefferson was able to eat them fresh from the garden from the middle of May to the middle of July.

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