Monday, June 22, 2009

Pea Shoots

Our CSA vegetables last week included pea shoots. It was a new idea to me. You can harvest the top 4-8" of the pea plant. It can be eaten raw -- in salad or just nibbling. It can be stir-fried. It tastes very very much like unto snow peas. This idea lets you enjoy your pea harvest even before the pods have begun to develop.

So as not to be too harsh to the plant, I waited until I had quite a few flowers on my pea plants at home before I tried snipping the tops.

1 comment:

  1. I saw it tweeted a few days ago that pea plant LEAVES have more Vit. C than blueberries and more vitamin A than tomatoes.

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