Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 00:40:22 -0400
From: Crissie Trigger crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: PEAS
Seth Sklarey writes:
In the Bahmama they have pigeon peas, which appear to be a small green pea
but not as developed. Peanuts in the south are called goober peas. The
green giant in the 1960's wanted peas on earth. The way to catch a polar bear
is to cut a hole in the ice, the diameter of a polar bear, and circle the
perimeter with green peas. When the polar bear comes up to take a pea, you
hit it in the head.
I'll ignore the pun and move on the the peas...When I was living in Texas, my
then-husband (now ex-) developed a severe rash that necessitated his being on
a hypoallergenic diet. There were two vegetables on the faded xerox of
permitted foods that I was given, green beans and English peas (both canned or
fresh, but not frozen). The green beans were no problem (if I rinsed the salt
from the canning liquid away), but I never did figure out what English peas
are. The only peas I know from are green, snow, or black-eyed. But then, what
do I know? I'm from New York!
English peas might be what you call snap peas in the states. In the states
they call English peas are a younger, not fully grown variety.