Category: Hot Soups

Split Pea & Barley Soup

As I was walking the dog, I was thinking about the split peas, barley and ham waiting for me at home. I was mentally thinking about the recipe and procedure. One thing that struck me was in all the years of cooking with dried beans I’ve never found a “foreign object” in them. The directions still recommend

corn chowder….

It’s late September and corn is disappearing. What’s available is mature. The cobs are thick waisted and the kernels are portly, more starch than juice. Yet I hate to miss having fresh corn if I can still find it. While I was walking the dog earlier today and mulling the corn situation, I decided to make