Welcome Winter

By / Food / December 17th, 2012 / 1

I found myself in a bit of a quandary recently. It was the day before shopping day, which meant that the fridge was pretty bare. What to make? Digging around, I found a bag of split green peas. Winter hasn’t been too cold at all this year, but that really doesn’t matter, does it? I haven’t had a good, flavourful soup since last winter. This split pea soup would be my welcome to the winter season (even as warm as it’s been).

Split Green Pea Soup

12 oz split peas
2-3 sausage links, cooked and sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bay leaf
3 carrots, chopped
5 cups chicken stock
Extra-virgin olive oil

Add all ingredients to a large pot, except for sausage links. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until the split peas have softened.

Remove and discard the bay leaf. Purée until smooth. Adjust seasoning. Add sliced sausage to the pot. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each with about a tablespoon of parmesan cheese.

I chose Mill Street Brewery’s Cobblestone Stout as a very tasty accompaniment.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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