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Split Pea Soup

Start this early in the day - it needs a long time to simmer. Stir frequently.


3 cups dry green splits

about 7 cups water (more if needed)

1 bay leaf

2 tsp salt

Simmer, covered, 3-4 hours. Remove bay leaf.


Saute in 2 Tbl oil:

1 cup minced onion

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup minced celery

1 small potato, thinly sliced

2 cups carrots, sliced

Add a little water to steam. When tender, add to soup. Continue simmering


About 15 minutes before serving, add:

1/4 cup dry red wine

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp thyme

a few drops dary sesame oil


Just before serving, add:

3 Tbl vinegar

1 cup copped tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

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