How do you describe sugar snap peas? Sublime? There’s really nothing to compare them to. The peas have arrived, wow have they arrived. And this is looking like a great year for them after two bad ones. The month of May was sunny with seasonal temperatures, except for Memorial Day weekend when we had three days with highs in the 90’s. Last night there was a much needed rain and the forecast for the next week is for high’s in the 70’s. I think the peas made it through the heat, but another hot day might have finished them. There’s eight feet of trellis and the peas are thick and growing fast.
I like to pick sugar snaps after the peas have filled out
inside but before the pod gets woody, that’s when the peas develop their
sugars. There’s a bit of vein but that
can be removed when the ends are pulled off.
And are they ever delicious, raw or cooked. There’s no vegetable that I like better,
none. Sweet, green and crisp all
together. Looks like I’ll be giving some