i woke up to a brisk and bright day ... but -35C cannot be called "pleasant" ... it's downright chilly out there! so what's a girl to do????
why make pea soup!
this is a pea soup recipe from old fort william (in thunder bay) that goes back quite a few decades.
1 lb. split peas (i use yellow split peas)
1/2 lb. salt pork (i omit)
1 meaty ham bone (i use only the meat)
2 med. onions, diced (i use onion powder, easier on leo's stomach)
1/4 cup carrots, diced (i omit - it's beginning to look like i don't use any of the original recipe!)
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. ground savory
6 whole cloves
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
add 10 cups water. add all other ingredients; bring to a boil and immediately turn down heat until a gentle simmer is achieved. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours. when peas are done, sample and add additional seasoning to taste. sprinkle 1 tbsp. parsley over, stir, serve at once.