Pea shoots are a strange thing. My kids say they look like “weeds” or “trees” yet eat them with reckless abandon. I think they were amazed by the fact that although pea shoots may look like weeds, they actually taste like peas. They’re sweet and crisp, and easy to mix into salads to change up your usual routine.
ME: “So these things are called pea shoots. Have you guys ever seen these before?”
LAUREN: “It sounds like a rattle when you shake them.”
SAM: “It sounds like a drum.”
What do the leaves look like?
LAUREN: “Like leaves growing out of the ground in the garden. Like weeds.”
And what do they taste like?”
M: “What kind of plants?”
SAM: “Trees. I love them.”
ME: “You know what they are? They’re the tiny little shoots of the peas that are starting to grow. You know what peas are right?”