Peas (Snow & Snap)
About Me: Peas are a cool weather crop, which means they show up in the early and late parts of the growing season. There are three main types of garden peas: shell peas that need to be shelled before using, snow peas that are picked when pods are thick and peas just starting to develop, and sugar snap peas, an edible peapod that is picked when the pods are well-filled. They are rich in vitamins A and C, thiamine, riboflavin and potassium. Snow and snap peas do not need to be shelled, just munch away!
To store: Use as soon as possible, within a week of harvest. Store in a mesh bag, or paper towel, and then place inside a bag, or container inside your fridge crisper.
To freeze: Snow peas freeze well but will lose their crunchy texture because they cannot be shelled. Snap and shelling peas freeze well as individual peas. Remove from pods. Blanch peas for 1 minute, rinse under cold water, drain, and pack into freezer bags. You can also make them into soups, pasta sauces, and dips and freeze those too.