Split Pea Soup with Smokey Bacon:
Hmmmm — I promised that January would be Blog-About-Soup Month. And I have one more Soup to share — However, according to the calendar, I just missed January by one day — It has now become February!
But it is definitely still winter!! Snow on the ground and morning temps at 5 below zero. It’s still a perfect time to share another hot, tasty Soup, as well as some favorite Soup Bowls — A Split Pea Soup, with a garnish of Smokey Bacon. Actually, I prepared the Soup in January, but I simply could not post until today, February.
The Food – Split-Pea Soup with Smokey Bacon:
Both my husband and I LOVE Split-Pea Soup — Although I don’t make it very often. But a recent posting on SmittenKitchen (food blog) for a Pea Soup (without the usual ham-bone) sounded just perfect — Really easy, really tasty. With plenty of leek, carrot, garlic — And then the usual broth, and those split peas. A happy simmer, a quick whirl with the hand-blender, and definitely SOUP.
Amazingly earthy/tasty and so satisfying — Added a simple garnish of my favorite smokey bacon. Exactly what a Split-Pea Soup should be! Husband and I were instantly ADDICTED!! Recipe available at SmittenKitchen.
The Pottery — Wood Fired Bowls by Zac Spates:
For this earthy Soup, I chose a delightful Bowl made by Wisconsin Artist, Zac Spates — Wood Fired with a bit of slip and plenty of ash and flash! In photo below, I LOVE the wood fired pieces — Bowl of Soup by Zac, mug of cider by Linda Christenson, another Wood Fire artist.
And below — One more Zac Spates Bowl — Awesome, wood fired!! Do visit Zac’s Web Site!
So HAPPY February everyone — Stay warm (with Soup, of course)!!