We have (as you know) been anxiously awaiting our first harvest. While we have tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini steadily ripening, we haven’t had a thing to harvest yet….until this morning! My husband and I went outside prop up the trellises the sugar snap peas are climbing…the vines are so heavy that the trellises were listing to the side. We tied them down to the sides of the raised garden bed, so now the trellises are upright and the peas have lots of room. So that mission was accomplished….but while we were out I saw that there were some pods ready to be picked!
I’d promised Jackson the first pea pod that I picked….so that’s not in the picture. 🙂 I was able to gather about 11 more and the three of us stood around in the kitchen and snacked on them…til they were all gone. They are the sweetest, crunchiest, tastiest little veggies! I grew twice as many this year as I did last year, and I think I’ll double what we did this year when we plant again next spring.
Like I said, we love eating sugar snaps fresh and sweet, straight from the garden. But here are some WordPress blogs with some amazing recipes, if you’d like to cook with them instead!
Butter Beans Kitchen-pasta with sugar snap peas and fresh pesto
–fresh green peas and sugar snap peas in sesame dressing
3 Spoons of Butter –teriyaki beef and sugar snap peas