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Split Pea Soup

Combine in your large crockpot:
  • 4 cups rinsed split peas
  • 1 whole onion, peeled and nasty bit removed
  • 4 large carrots
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • a lump of bacon ends, a little smaller than a fist.
  • water to cover + 1 inch.
Cook overnight.  In the morning blend to desired texture.  Add salt and pepper.  Serve with fresh bread, cheese slices, and pickles.

Hearty White Bread

New bread recipe!  Loosely based on the recipe on the back of my Bob's Red Mill flour.  Did you know that Bob's Red Mill is an employee-owned company?  When I can't get to my local mill and have to buy at the store, Bob's the one for me.

  • 2 C white flour
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C wheat bran
  • 5 t dry yeast
  • 4 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 1/4 C hot water (tap, not kettle)
  • 1/4 C oil
Beat at medium for 2 minutes.  Add:
  • 1 C white flour
  • 1 egg 
Beat on high for 1 minute. Add:
  • 2 C white flour
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
Knead until smooth.  Let stand in a warm place (I put it on my food dehydrator) and let rise until double.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Punch down and then divide and shape into two loaves.   Put into greased pans and let rise until double.

20 minutes.