|On a cold evening, this taste so comfy.|
The split pea soup may have surpassed Andersen's Split Pea Soup Restaurant on Freeway 101 along the California coast between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Gorgeous drive, great soup. But ours was great, too. I used a box recipe from Buckeye Beans and Herbs Northwest Style (surprisingly it has chili powder in it), and the rest of the spiral ham. The split peas plus lentils cooked along with the meat and the bone according to the recipe, served with crescents. I'm hoping to innovate next time with some variations on the Northwest theme.
Garlic is easy to grow, good for your health, and you'll be stocked up in case of a vampire attack. (You know I'm kidding about the attack.)
I'm repurposing the planting container that held a flat of petunias, and just putting a clove each into planting soil. The garlic is straight from the grocery store. The green shoot will peek up in about ten days, I keep the plants in some sun, and moist, but well drained. If you let them grow for about a month, they are a good size and have a vibrant smell and taste.