Friday, June 4, 2010

Sugar Snap Pea, I Salute You.

Because you are my favorite legume hybrid, and because I love you as much whole as I do shelled. Because I first fell for you at 4 Corners Farm in Vermont, and because my affection for you only grows as we continue to meet at farmers' markets in California and New York. Because you are the perfect companion to lush butter lettuce and arugula salads, and to big spicy radishes, and even to sardines on toast. Because you are an English cultivation well-suited to New World soil, and because you are my favorite harbinger of summer's bounty. Sugar snap pea, I salute you!

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