By |2014-05-15T11:04:57-04:00January 28, 2013|Cooking|

Many years ago, when I was a new mother and experiencing cabin fever in our small house out in the middle of the fields, surrounded by snow… I “took a break” to look through my latest “Gourmet” magazine.
That is the day I first made this Two Pea Soup and it was (little did I know then..) the beginning of my little daughter’s love of same. To this day she swears there is no better pea soup!
So I will share with you.

Here it is, after being in the oven for an hour:

And here is the finished product, ready for our guests this evening. It’s an early Sunday night supper tonight, as we all have to settle down for Downton Abbey!


1 large onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 stick butter
1 smoked ham hock (about 3/4 lb.)
1/2 lb. dried split peas
4 cups chick. broth
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 c frozen peas, thawed
In a kettle cook the onions, celery, carrots & garlic in butter, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 min. or until vegetables are softened.  Add the ham hock, split peas, stock, bay leaf & 2 cups water. Bring […]