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Home Cooking

Cooking Split Pea Soup with Hard Water

ilikepotatoes | Nov 28, 201611:57 PM     3

My peas eventually break down but only after I burn the bottom of a dutch oven. What I've read online basically states that if you have hard water that you can only make split pea soup with a slow cooker because they won't break down. I have an immersion blender though, so if I follow this recipe http://www.yummly.co/recipe/Split-pea... not using a ham hock/bone because I still have leftovers from Thanksgiving and pork soup base, how do I cook this?

Is there a way to tell if bottled water comes from hard or soft sources or can I use my own hard water? It seems after a few google searches that I can boil my water and pickup lime/calcium deposits with a slotted spoon if I add some vinegar?

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