Pea Shoots & Radishes

Pea shoots or pea tendrils are the “climbers” on a pea plant.  They grow up the netting vertically and don’t have flowers on them (flowers form pods.)

Pea shoots are extremely popular in the UK as a salad green. They are tender and flavorful raw.  They are also useful in a stir fry or as garnish on a pasta dish.

Also, radishes have more uses than just in salads.  The French enjoy radishes cooked slowly in butter.  They can be eaten for breakfast or as a tasty side for any meat dish.  For a typical Scandinavian treat, try slicing the radishes thinly, cook slowly in butter in a frying pan, and layering on thick, white bread with butter.

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