Soup - Split Pea 

Spicy hearty soup.

1/2 t celery seed
1/2 t pepper
3 bay leaves
1 t savory
1/2 t allspice
salt
About 2 c cubed ham
2 quarts water
2 c split peas
1 chopped or blended onion
About 1/4 c chicken base
2 potatoes, cubed
carrots, sliced, cubed, or grated

Bring water, split peas, onion, chicken base, potatoes, carrots, celery seed, pepper, bay leaves, and savory to a boil.  Simmer very gently about 3 hours.  Add allspice, salt, and ham and let sit on very low heat about another hour, not even simmering.  Total cooking time:  about 4 hours.

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