Soup - Split Pea 

Spicy hearty soup.

In a soup pot saute:
Onions in a little olive oil and salt

Saute in:
carrots
celery
you may need to add more olive oil

Add your spices:
several garlic cloves, smashed and peeled and chopped
1/2 t celery seed
1 t pepper
1 t savory
1 t thyme
1/2 t allspice
Saute just a minute or so to get their flavors going.

Add:
1 lb (2 c) split peas
2 quarts chicken (ham or pork) broth
4 bay leaves

Bring to a simmer then add:
potatoes

Taste and adjust for salt, pepper and spices. If you want the soup thicker use a buerre manie.

Finally add:
ham or ground pork or left-over pork roast

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