I bought some peas in pods this week (I was in a hurry and just thought 'Ooh, massive sugar snap peas!' D'oh!) and very much enjoyed the theraputic activity that is podding peas. I was podded a load last night to make this for the umpteenth time: http://www.justhungry.com/my-mothers-simply-braised-spring-vegetables-hint-japan but was feeling a little guilty for chucking out the pods. I even gave one a nibble and it was nice, but a little tougher than those of peas that are cultivated to be eaten in their pods - obviously!