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Sugar snap peas

Sugar snap peas, which we only have in the spring, are an edible-pod pea with a sweet, sweet flavor.  Break off the stem end and peel the string away, then just eat the whole thing.  If you get tired of that, they are also delicious cooked: stir-fry or steam them whole, just until some of the pods start to open along the seams, or even less than that.  We steam them with garlic scapes, toss it all with butter, and serve up a big bowlful.  They're sort of like snow peas, yes, but much sweeter.