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8 Peas, Shoots and Leaves

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With each season come fruits and vegetables so distinctly themselves that we can't help but use them in as many dishes as we can, for as many meals as we can, before the season fades into the next. In the summer, it's tomatoes and raspberries. In the fall, it's mushrooms and apples. In the winter, it's beets and citrus. And in the spring, it's strawberries -- and peas.

Each part of the pea plant -- the tiny peas themselves, their shoots, even their pods (which can be simmered to make a broth) -- tastes of the sweet, sunny days of spring. Here are 8 ways to use them, before spring becomes summer.

Sweet Pea and Leek Pancakes by Kate @ Scarpetta Dolcetto

Sweet Pea and Leek Pancakes

 

Petite Pea Omelet with Mint and Mascarpone by WinnieAb

Petite Pea Omelet with Mint and Mascarpone

 

Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint by TasteFood

Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte

 

Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots by TasteFood

Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots

 

Pea Shoot and Baby Arugula Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette by merrill

Pea Shoot and Baby Arugula Salad

 

Milk Peas by amanda

Milk Peas

 

Daddy's Carbonara by Eric Lifton

Daddy's Carbonara

 

Pasta with Prosciutto, Snap Peas, Mint and Cream by lechef

Pasta with Prosciutto, Snap Peas, Mint and Cream

 

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over 2 years ago Pinch&Swirl

Who wouldn't click through on that title. :) Made me laugh out loud. So many great looking recipes here.