These veggies are great raw or tossed in a salad or pasta. Enjoy them from April through August.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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sugar snap peas

Buy

smooth and plump emerald-colored pods that "snap" when broken in half.

Select

pods that are no more than 2 1/2 inches in length (overgrown peas will be tough).

Prep

by snapping off the stem end and removing the flosslike strand that runs along the seam.

Refrigerate

in a plastic bag with a paper towel for about 5 days (the paper towel keeps the peas from spoiling).

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