Peas are fantastic. They offer up a nice mix of protein, fiber and are a good source of (in descending order) vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, thiamin, folate, vitamin A, phosphorus, niacin, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6 and more. All packed into that tiny, delicious pea. My favorites are the snap peas. Partly because I do not need to shell, and partly because I like that crisp and fibrous pod. And peas are starting to show up in abundance here on the central coast. They love this weather. A good combination of sun shine, plenty of water and mild temperatures. Once things start to heat up, only those plants in the shade, or a north slope tend to survive.
|A shared peak at Wind And Sea|
As for the weather (remember this is my weather blog), well, it is going to be sunny for a bit. We will see a little cooling today and Friday, with a nice rebound over the weekend. The talk around town is 85 by Sunday. While I doubt we will hit that mark here in Santa Cruz, some of the inland empire may get that warm. Still, we can expect low 70s in SF, high 70s in coastal Santa Cruz and mid 80s in the SC Mountains and points inland. As usual, head to King City for some real heat. Next week looks even better with additional warming, as the storm track moves into British Columbia. It also looks likely we will see another fog free week here on the coast. Great for the garden and us humans, although the red woods my be a little sad.
|A surfer threads the needle near Pleasure Point|
Great weather ahead. Make some plans to get outside in the next few days. This weekend should be off the hook. Wear some sunblock. Go to the beach. Go on a hike. Turn the garden. What ever you do, get some fresh spring air.