Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 00:40:22 -0400 From: Crissie Trigger 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! > >Alice Faber > > English peas might be what you call snap peas in the states. In the states what they call English peas are a younger, not fully grown variety. Crissie Trigger