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It Takes a Lotta Peas.... by paintingsheep

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to make a Split Pea Soup…

1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, chopped1 bay leaf3 cloves garlic, minced2 cups dried split peas1/2 cup barley1 1/2 teaspoons salt7 1/2 cups water3 carrots, chopped3 stalks celery, chopped3 potatoes, diced1/2 cup chopped parsley1/2 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the oil, onion, bay leaf and garlic for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add the peas, barley, salt and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, parsley, basil, thyme and ground black pepper. Simmer for another hour, or until the peas and vegetables are tender.

Tastes even better second day…

Split peas photographed then overpainted with Impressionist brushes in Photoshop Elements 11…. then made soup.

Dedicated to Vegans and Vegetarians everywhere.

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Gotta’ Split!

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinale12 months ago

    It sure does.
    You make me smile so often.
    Lovely work xox

  • Robin King
    Robin King12 months ago

    Oooooo!!!!!!! They’re so beautiful! WONDERFUL abstract!!!!

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen12 months ago

    What a wonderful and creative image, your imagination…excellent!

  • vigor
    vigor12 months ago

    I love split pea soup!!!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDot12 months ago

    Ooh, now I feel like a nice hot bowl of pea soup! Very nice editing…

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke12 months ago

    Looks like enough to make split pea soup. Yummmm. :o)

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer12 months ago

    Nice soup Gina. I make it and include red lentils too. – Ted

  • sedge808
    sedge80812 months ago

    Time 2 make soup.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter12 months ago

    love fresh peas, me and my Sis,always try to get them when in season, they never get to the pot xx

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