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In Season: Peas

Starting in May, just as we shed our own outer layers, it is time for green peas to jump out of the pod and be gobbled up by pea fans nationwide. Here are some recipes and tips to help you make the most of pea season. More

In Season: Green Peas

©iStockphoto.com/ValentynVolkov Green peas remind me of the steamy Georgia weather and lazy days filled with ice cold lemonade and pretty pink sundresses. Starting in May, just as we shed our own winter coats, it is time for the peas to jump out of the pod and be gobbled up by pea fans nationwide. These emerald gems have been around for a long time--in fact, the Chinese believed that their emperor Shu Nung, discovered peas 5,000 years ago. Legend has it that he wandered around the countryside observing and collecting plants, looking for those which might be suitable for food or medicine--one of which was green peas. Later in 17th century Europe, green peas were a delicacy and seen as... More

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