Pleased with peas

first_imgLinkedin NewsPleased with peasBy admin – February 13, 2009 535 Print Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleUnited IrelandNext articleThe expert view admin Email Pleased with peasMOST of you will have the plans for this your Valentines weekend completely sorted and will be in the throws of it come Saturday evening, (cooking that is). So moving on, here’s some great ideas for the humble pea. Granted, you may not all like at once but do give them a try as the ease of preparation is only beaten by the taste the final dish gives.Chilled Pea VichyssoiseWHAT YOU NEED400g frozen petit pois1 leek roughly sliced, washed to remove all grit2 spring onions2tbsp butter1 litre good vegetable stock280ml double cream75ml crème fraicheSea salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional garnish: 4 slices prosciutto roughly chopped Chopped chivesWHAT TO DOMelt the butter in a saucepan. Add spring onion and leek, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add petit pois and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer uncovered for approximately 5 minutes. Add the cream and pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning. Chill for 2-3 hours.To serve: ladle soup into bowls and garnish with a good dollop of crème fraiche.Optional: scatter over the chopped prosciutto ham and garnish with chopped chives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Seafood and pea Paella WHAT YO NEED300g frozen garden peas1 tbsp olive oil½ fennel, sliced thinly1 leek, chopped2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped1 courgette, diced600g mixed fish (e.g.: squid, haddock, monkfish, hake) 10 king prawns24 mussels4 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped300g brown rice½ tbsp paprikaA few strands of saffron soaked in 50ml warm water1 tbsp flat leaf parsley750 ml vegetable stockSea salt and freshly ground black pepperWHAT TO DOHeat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, fennel and leek and fry gently for 1 minute. Sprinkle in the paprika add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the rice, saffron liquid, stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 25 mins until the rice is nearly cooked then add the fish and diced courgette stirring into the rice and cooking for three minutes then add the peas, mussels. Add the Tiger prawns, half of the parsley and a little more stock if necessary. Bubble gently until the liquid has been absorbed and all the fish is cooked. Serve with wedges of lemon and black pepper and garnish with the remaining parsley.Pea Ice CreamAT first I wasn’t too sure about this until I tried it but the surprise that I got when I tasted the surprisingly sweet peas was worth offering it to you to try.Good quality vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with mint flavour honey (or honey with fresh mint chopped through it), and topped with blanched peas refreshed in cold water.last_img read more

Examining Home Price Growth

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Examining Home Price Growth Tagged with: Home Price Housing Market 2019 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share 1Save Home Price Housing Market 2019 2019-10-01 Mike Albanese Related Articles CoreLogic’s Home Price Index Report (HPI) reveals home prices nationally rose 3.6% annually in August are expected to rise 5.8% over the next year. August’s HPI gain was down, though, from August 2018’s gain of 5.5% and was a slight increase of the prior month’s increase of 3.3%. CoreLogic states home prices have been increasing between 3.2% to 3.6% for the past six months, “indicating that the range of home price growth has plateaued.” The lowest price housing tier saw home prices rise 5.5% year-over-year in August 2019, compared to 4.5% growth for the low-to middle-price tier and 3.9% for the middle-to moderate-price tier. Prices for higher priced homes rose 3.2%. Overall, the HPI has increased annually every month since February 2012 and has gained 61.9% since hitting bottom in March 2011. According to CoreLogic, as of August 2019 the overall HPI was 9% higher than its pre-crisis peak in April 2006. Idaho led the nation in appreciation for the eleventh-consecutive month, with annual appreciate of 11.6% in August. Connecticut was the only state with home price depreciation in August, falling 0.5% from last August. Home prices in 41 states, including the District of Columbia, are higher than their normal pre-crisis peaks. California, Idaho, and Michigan surpassed their normal pre-crisis peak as of August 2019.Connecticut’s home prices in August were the farthest below its all-time HPI high—16.3% below the July 2006 peak. While home prices continue to rise, First American’s House Price Index reported last month that consumer home-buying power increased 0.5% from the previous month. The average household income increased 2.4% since last year and nearly 57% since January 2000.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, said fall is the end of homebuying season and affordability saw improvements. “The decline in mortgage rates alone increased house-buying power by $23,900 since March 2019. Over the same period, household income grew by 0.4%, boosting consumer house-buying power by $1,600,” Fleming said. Overall, Fleming said, consumer house-buying power grew by $25,500 in July compared to March. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanesecenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago October 1, 2019 984 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Demand for Fannie Mae CIRT—’Among the Strongest Ever’ Next: Fannie and Freddie Bearing More Disaster Risk Examining Home Price Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more