I'm so excited!!! We got our first round of peas this weekend!! I'll be cooking them up tomorrow night...I can't wait!! I'm telling you guys...they are divine...you've got to grow some!!
I got my first lesson in shelling peas. Just pinch off the end of the pea and peel the dark green edge (stringy thing) off...I'm sure it has a "real" name, but I'm not too versed in the anatomy of a pea pod yet. One side is a darker green than the other...pull that side...it works better.
Then, pull the pod open and you have peas!! I have to tell you that it does require a little work, but it is so worth it!!! I will post a recipe later this week.