I've spent the last few weeks insisting that The Boy pick, shell, and eat the sweet green peas that are now ready in the garden. I've put up with grumbling, scowls, stamping of feet even. But despite these, I've continued to insist steadfastly.
My hope was to witness, in the fullness of time, that spark of awareness of the natural deliciousness of these viney vegetables.
My efforts paid off.
The Boy now picks, shells and eats with enthusiasm! I'm quite pleased with myself (and him).
Of course, his favourite way to eat the peas is right out of the freshly-picked pods. That happens to be my favourite way too.
My second favourite way is to sprinkle a generous handful on green salads. He's not so sure about that.
But I think it's just yummy.
How 'bout you? Do you eat fresh-picked peas? What's your favourite way to have them?
This heritage pea variety is Alaska (a.k.a. Earliest of All).