Pea Soup - Farm Style and a Few Other Soup Recipes

I have this philosophy that you really can't go wrong making soup.

And, it's the season to make lots of soups.

Yesterday, I made split pea soup and it WAS/IS amazing. We'll serve it again Tuesday for lunch.

Here's what I did.

Soaked a big handful of organic peas - probably about 3 cups - for about 4-5 hours.

Then I chopped up about 4 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, a yellow onion, some garlic and sauteed these until they were soft.

 
 
**about 3 cups of peas**

**about 3 cups of peas**

 
 
 
 

While they softened I added 2 cartons of organic - free range chicken broth (from Trader Joes). I just let this simmer.

Then I poured in about 1 cup of heavy cream.

I did NOT add salt, pepper or any other seasonings.

After about an hour - I rinsed the peas and dumped them into the simmering chicken stock/vegetables and I just let this cook on low for a few hours. I chopped up some pretty nice ham pieces - small slices and chunks and tossed them in.

 

About an hour before serving, I snipped the fresh marjoram from our farm and liberally tossed it into my big stock pot. Let it work another bit of time - around 30 minutes.

Enjoy! Here are a few other favorite soup recipes!

 
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Here's my recipe for Autumn Harvest Soup.

Here, I posted one of my favorite and easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

Here, I posted my mom's Potato Soup recipe. It's really the best!!!