Most home-grown vegetables are better than shop bought, that's a fact. But sometimes the taste index is off the scale. I raved about rhubarb and now I'm going to pronounce on peas. Those first ripening peas are so sweet and succulent that they are hard to resist eating straight from the pod. They are more like sweets than vegetables. So not many have made it to the dinner plate. To think that I hadn't eaten a fresh pea until about 10 years ago! I love them in among salads. But having finally managed to get a decent portion of peas back home from the allotment, now a little more mature, they do benefit from a swift dunk in boiling water and are also delicious.