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Old 21.06.2014, 11:06
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mushy pea heaven

Definitely one for the cognoscenti...

Giant in St Louis are selling these

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Produ.../?id=275206273

So much better than these

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Produ.../?id=275205412
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Re: mushy pea heaven

Where I can get some Bi carbonate of soda from?
I just brought a Fray Bentos Deep fill Steak pie, in a tin can, back from the UK last week.

I was going to steep some dried marrowfat peas which I got from Germany (just in water at the moment) - normally I just make pea, ham and carrot soup with these.

For mushy peas, I think it would be better with a bit of bi carb to break down the shells.

Google translate says that the name for bi carb is "Natron".

Does anyone know any trade name or where I can buy this? Perhaps the Apotheke?
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Old 08.06.2017, 11:23
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where i can get some bi carbonate of soda from?
I just brought a fray bentos deep fill steak pie, in a tin can, back from the uk last week.

I was going to steep some dried marrowfat peas which i got from germany (just in water at the moment) - normally i just make pea, ham and carrot soup with these.

For mushy peas, i think it would be better with a bit of bi carb to break down the shells.

Google translate says that the name for bi carb is "natron".

Does anyone know any trade name or where i can buy this? Perhaps the apotheke?
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Old 08.06.2017, 11:24
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Old 08.06.2017, 11:34
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Sorry - I put a space in between bi and carb and it came up with nothing.
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Where I can get some Bi carbonate of soda from?
I just brought a Fray Bentos Deep fill Steak pie, in a tin can, back from the UK last week.

I was going to steep some dried marrowfat peas which I got from Germany (just in water at the moment) - normally I just make pea, ham and carrot soup with these.

For mushy peas, I think it would be better with a bit of bi carb to break down the shells.

Google translate says that the name for bi carb is "Natron".

Does anyone know any trade name or where I can buy this? Perhaps the Apotheke?
jbrady, Could you please take a photo and post it here of the mushy pea bag you bought in Germany ??? It's been ages how I'm trying to find them , and they're all the time sold out on the englishfood irishfood ch websites , so I'd really appreciate if I can find them in germany

Once I got so upset I started reading botanical texts about mushy peas , I've decided back then to find the equivalent in Ch or France.. but to no avail (it seems to be they're not really growing that particular type of pea)

In Germany , in any DM store or Mueller you can find bicarb /sodium bicarbonate , it comes in different packaging and it's really great , I always buy the once in sachets , usually it's 5 in a box for 1 euro something... and you dont risk to spill it around and waste a whole big box or it goes hard due to humidity etc...

ps: they store it always where the vitamins are and all sorts of herbal supplements

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Re: mushy pea heaven

Bought the bicarb from Volg as soon as I realised how easy it was.
Peas are steeping away.
If it tastes ok I will let you know the name. I think I got them from Kaufland.
Problem is that I am doing it together with some peas in the pods which I bought yesterday in Lindenplatz - should be ready to rinse and boil later this evening when I get home.
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Great!
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Re: mushy pea heaven

Peas turned out better than expected.
Just too much water and I am boiling it off as I type.

The name of the peas are Müller's Mühle Bio Erbsen.

Problem is that I have 4 different packets of dried peas and I bought one in Kaufland and one in the weekly Market in Waldshutt - one in a Bio shop in Brugg and one from somewhere else.

So I cannot tell you 100 percent where to go for this packet.

But these end up green and tasty. (after the bicarb steeping)

just added pepper, sea salt and chip shop vinegar - good enough for me. Was brought up in Lancashire on pie and peas.
Looking forward to the Fray Bentos pie and onions in vinegar. (Spanish onions my mother called them)
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Re: mushy pea heaven

Thank you thank you thank you


Those marrowfat cans are still in Geant, but every time I go I expect to see them gone... now there's a clear way forward to mushy pea heaven
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Northerners!
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Those marrowfat cans are still in Geant, but every time I go I expect to see them gone...
Just goes to show that most people have better taste than that.

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Northerners!
It's not just a geographical thing. I know quite a lot of northerners who, like me, find them disgusting. I'm from Derby, which some people may consider 'northern', and is certainly in mushy pea territory.

Did you know that in Nottingham mucky peas are often served with mint sauce?
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Re: mushy pea heaven

The meal was excellent - much better than tinned peas.
I froze half and my wife and I scoffed the rest.
The only downside was about 3 O clock this morning when we were watching the the election results.
Flatulance!
Maybe I did not rinse the bicarb out.
It was like dueling trumpets in the bedroom.

Perhaps it was just a reaction to The peasy May
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