I want to enjoy the fresh spring air, but gardening is simply not a relaxing activity in my book. There will be no planting of these pea shoots from Robert Treat Farm. After 5 days on vacation, I need to eat more salad. I will be clipping all these tender shoots long before any pea pods are yielded. If you happen to like gardening, you can easily and affordably grow your own salad fixins!

My inspiration to buy an entire flat came after a recent visit to the Whelk. You’ll see them hiding there in the back.

My pea shoot enthusiasm developed during a memorable Charleston lunch at The Glass Onion, where we ordered Fried Green Tomatoes and Feta. The pea shoots and pickled okra were a well-placed nod to springtime in the South. This was one of my favorite dishes from our entire vacation.