Peas, strawberries, and mint are quintessential English spring tastes, and their arrival is a sure sign that the sun is spending far more time in the northern hemisphere. A French feta made from sheep's milk has a creamy texture and mildly tangy taste that contrasts beautifully with the blanched crunchy peas and smooth, sweet, local strawberries. Gorgeous and simple to make, this sun kissed plate is best when strawberries are available locally grown.
English peas are tricky. More often than not, flash-frozen bags are sweeter, greener, and less starchy than in-the-shell peas from the farmer's market. If fresh on the vine peas were harvested that morning, then their green glory is hard to beat. Otherwise, hesitate not, and head to the freezer.