Split Pea for Gabriele!

  soup3Well, a while back I had made split pea soup for the first time — so simple and hearty! Wow!  This is a quick recipe and quick post for my friend Gabriele! One of the kindest, coolest gals I know from Ontario, Canada!

Pea soup is extremely easy and I happened to have two ham hocks and  bones left over from  a dinner so…. I filled the pot to cover the bones and meat and let it boil for a couple hours, adding water if I needed to keep the bones covered… (great to do on a cold day in my log cabin, fills the rooms with a delicious smell and helps heat the house!) — Once the meat falls off the bone, take your bones out, I add finally chopped onions, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt/pepper and a bay leaf or two… Next I added two bags of split peas that I had rinsed and discarded any that floated in the water… Bring it all back to a boil and keep a gentle boil for about an hour,  you may need to add more water depending how thick it gets… remove your bay leaves and add a bit more spices to taste — voila! !

Easy Peasy! To stay healthy you could have this with a slice of glusoupten free toast or for a more naughty adventure… I like to cube french bread, and toast it in olive oil in the frying pan, making crispy, crunchy croutons!

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, make a pot of split pea soup to share and warm your families  hearts!!!! Be sure to sit down and share dinner, turn that TV off and leave the cell phones alone… 


One thought on “Split Pea for Gabriele!

  1. Trina, you are the greatest, thank you. The Pea Soup sounds delicious. I have the perfect ham bone for it. Gabriele

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