Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Pods go Pop.

We had our first pea harvest from the dwarf peas in the playroom today. Not surprisingly the yield was as tiny as the plants, we're not going to sustain ourselves for long on dwarf peas but they're great fun for the children.

The girls grappled 7 or 8 fat pods from the plants and we guzzled them immediately. I have to say, they were the most amazing peas I've ever tasted but then they were also the freshest, a matter of seconds from plant to mouth. This means the natural sugars were in optimum condition and the sweet taste was incredible. We tried eating the pods too (as recommended by Hugh FW in River Cottage Summer) they tasted great but were a bit fibrous and tough. As you can see, it didn't put Xanthe off trying!

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