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post #61 of 71

Green Peas!...... Just the thought of them makes me want to wretch........But, I do like snow's, sugar snap's & split's

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Green Peas!...... Just the thought of them makes me want to wretch........But, I do like snow's, sugar snap's & split's

 

Confused, I thought green peas were snow peas.

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post #63 of 71

Snow peas are a variety of pea that you eat the whole pod while it is still immature, the same as sugar snap. I'm assuming by green peas buba means what we call garden peas in the UK, fully mature shelled peas. They are different varieties of the pea species.

post #64 of 71

Yes, I, too think he means garden peas.  I hat to eat horrid canned ones as a kid, still try to avoid them.

 

I love sugar snap peas, though, and found out today that my cats were using the freshly worked soil in one area as a litter box.  They dug up all the sugar snap pea plants there.  Back to the garden shop for more seeds and some chicken wire or some such to cover them.

 

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post #65 of 71

Yep, those horrid green things that come frozen in a box or bag, or canned.

post #66 of 71

The canned ones are an abomination unto the Lord, indeed. The ones fresh out of my garden, though - I love them.Mostly they don't make it into the kitchen, because I graze them off the plant faster than you can look :D

post #67 of 71

If I could I would throw frozen peas into literally every dish I make.

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post #68 of 71

I have to say that if you don't pick, and shell the peas while the water is already boiling, i prefer frozen peas.  I used to get fresh ones all the time but even at the farmer's market where they were presumably picked pretty recently (the pods are still crisp and green) the peas are too floury.  Like corn on the cob, they change texture and the sweetness becomes starchiness i guess..  So I'm with you, koukou, I always use frozen and actually prefer them.  In most dishes i don;t cook them but just let them defrost - e.g. in rice salad or in some pasta dishes.  I don';t mind frozen asparagus, i never found frozen corn though i imagine it's better than canned, or old corn on the cob, I've made frittata with frozen artichoke which is ok for that purpose, and very rarely, will use frozen spinach in some dishes that are composites with other ingredients (like in lentil soup).  Otherwise i prefer fresh.  For canned, i've only ever used canned corn and beans and chickpeas. 

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post #69 of 71

I'm not especially a fan of Trader Joe's but I make a trip every now and then just to stock up on their frozen petite peas. They taste fresh and green. Not at all starchy. That and slender Haricots Verdes -(from TJ's or Aldi) are the only frozen vegetables I buy. Those frozen green beans are a completely different vegetable than the fat, tough fresh beans I can get at the markets here.

post #70 of 71

Any foods disgust me?  Not in the sense that the ingredients are too "icky," no.

 

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post #71 of 71
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I have to say that if you don't pick, and shell the peas while the water is already boiling, i prefer frozen peas.  I used to get fresh ones all the time but even at the farmer's market where they were presumably picked pretty recently (the pods are still crisp and green) the peas are too floury.  Like corn on the cob, they change texture and the sweetness becomes starchiness i guess..  So I'm with you, koukou, I always use frozen and actually prefer them.  In most dishes i don;t cook them but just let them defrost - e.g. in rice salad or in some pasta dishes.  I don';t mind frozen asparagus, i never found frozen corn though i imagine it's better than canned, or old corn on the cob, I've made frittata with frozen artichoke which is ok for that purpose, and very rarely, will use frozen spinach in some dishes that are composites with other ingredients (like in lentil soup).  Otherwise i prefer fresh.  For canned, i've only ever used canned corn and beans and chickpeas. 


I learned to treat fresh peas as you would with beans by soaking them for a time. Maybe not overnight or as long as you would with beans, but they were absolutely lovely after I soaked them. I understand how they can be floury/starchy, but throw them in just a bit of warm water(without salt!) for a bit next time.

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