The 3 Peas
There are snow peas, garden peas, and sugar snap peas.
Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar snap peas are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. The whole pod is eaten and has a crunchy texture and very sweet flavour. Sugar snap peas can be eaten raw or cooked. There may be tough “strings” at the seams of the pods that need to be removed before being eaten, so just ‘top and tail’ them with your fingers.
Sugar snap peas are available for sale this week in 200 gram bags.
Garden peas are also sometimes called sweet peas. The pods are firm and rounded, and the round peas inside need to removed, or shelled, before eating (the pods are discarded). The peas are sweet and may be eaten raw or cooked, and these are the common peas that are sold shelled and frozen.
Snow peas are often used in stir-fries. They are flat with very small peas inside, and the whole pod is edible although the tough “strings” along the edges are usually removed before eating. Snow peas are mildly flavored and can be served raw or cooked.
Strawberries are still local
I am still purchasing strawberries from a small local grower in Silvan. We are in for a hot spell this week, so if you are buying strawberries this week, eat them soon after you get them.
Have a great week!