Monday, February 23, 2009

Pea Shoots

Those peas sure grow fast once they stick their heads out of the ground.

And look at those roots 


  1. Hmmm. Those peas are reminding me of something, somewhere...edible. They look so happy. The tendrils are really good to eat, when you have enough of them.

  2. I discovered eating the pea shoots from Mung farmers in Minnesota. They sell the pea leaves and tendrils for $1 a bunch -delicious alternative to peas, bit less sweet but full of pea-ish flavor. Add it to the spring pasta with good shrooms and cotto or pancetta. I went to grand army plaza looking for this and the only thing they could sell me was $5/lb pea sprouts but not really at all the same thing. SO I am excited to grow AND eat these guys. They sprouted so fast, I think I'll throw in some more.


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