Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pea and ham soup...

I bought this ham hock last weekend and with the weather the way it is today, pea and ham soup was needed.  It's blowing a gale out there, in between showers of sideways rain, making it impossible to do anything outside.
Dice an onion, carrot, small potato and stick of celery and fry off with a big knob of butter...
Add in 1 cup of green split peas and 1/2 a cup of yellow.
I put the ham hock in and added 8 cups of water...
...then I decided to cut the hock down so it was covered...

Let it simmer away for 1-2 hours, season to taste with pepper and a bit of salt if needed.  Remove the pieces of hock and dice the ham into small pieces and return to the pot.
I like to give the soup just a quick wizz with the Bamix, this also thickens it.
Serve with crusty bread rolls or toast soldiers.

We had this for lunch then I froze 4 more portions to have another day. 
We're packing up Ruby and Pearl, ready to head to the Flinders Ranges next weekend.  Gus has been on line and secured some camp sites ahead of getting there. It's school holidays so it might be a bit busy.   I cannot wait to get into some warmer weather as it's still only about 14C here today.
I checked Weatherzone and Parachilna is 25C today - that will do me fine!
I'm still sore and coughing but feel a bit better.  I do not know where all this snot is coming from!


  1. I think I'm moving to SA!!! It's 38c here today in Northern Rivers NSW. We haven't had rain for months so everything is crunchy dry. Hope your not so sore for next weekend and you have a great holiday.

    1. We live in a beautful area and it's called the Green Triangle...we have all four seasons, some all in one week! We've had a long, wet winter and it just won't quit! Gus was cursing because our lawns were too wet to cut today and they're growing that fast you can nearly watch it happen! We get hot summers too but then it all cools off nicely into autumn.
      I can't believe the temps NSW is having, record breaking hot temps for September! Global warming, oh dear!

  2. Hopefully with a good hearty pea and ham soup in you and then some warmer weather it just may be the ticket for your recovery. Your trip sounds exciting. I'll head over follow along via Camping Adventures at Ruby & Pearl.

  3. I think you've been craving this soup ever since I commented on your 'tureen.' LOL I mean pea soup, come on. :)

  4. LOL I'll stop now.

    Forgot to say that I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. :)

  5. Lol, some of the NSW days have been hot but nights here have been blowy and chilly. I made us Pea and Ham soup a couple of nights ago :). Hope you are having a great time and feel much better now.


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