English Peas have large green pods, encasing tender, sweet and plump peas. Shelled peas can be blanched and pureed to make dips, added raw to salads, or sauteed into pasta, risottos, curries, and soups.
These baby cukes are nearly seedless, thin-skinned, extra crisp and have a mild, sweet flavor with signature cucumber crunch. Persian cucumbers only grow to be about 5 to 6 inches long—making them the perfect snacking size!
With their deep purple outer skin and reddish flesh, these are really the odd-guys out in the onion family and bring a colorful pop! Fairly similar to yellow onions in flavor—they are best enjoyed raw in salads or sammys.
Snap Peas are a cross between Snow Peas and English Peas. The entire pod is edible and has a sweet flavor and crunchy texture, making them the perfect healthy snack!
Snow Peas boast an extremely green, fresh flavor and a sweet tender, yet crisp texture. Both the peas and pods are edible—making them the perfect accompaniment to stir-frys!
A pantry staple, the white onions have a sharper and more pungent flavor than yellow onions. They also tend to be more tender and have a thinner, more papery skin.
How to Chop an Onion Without Crying
Why do we cry when we chop onions? Well, onions naturally produce a gas known as "Propanethiol S-oxide"—which triggers tears.
Here are our favorite tips to stop the crying:
- Freeze the onion prior to cutting
- Keep the sliced side facing the cutting board
- Keep a piece of bread in your mouth (we're not kidding)
- Use a super sharp knife
- Cut below the oven vent
- If all else fails...wear goggles!