In the major Grocery stores on the Peninsula (South San Francisco down to Menlo Park), where can I purchase an outstanding Split Pea Soup (with or without Ham). Home- made or sold by the can, package, whatever.
Split pea soup is a comfort food classic, and this version couldn't be easier. Just place dried split peas in your slow cooker, top them with diced mirepoix (carrot, celery, and onion), plus some garlic, parsley, and bay leaf. Add a ham bone or ham hocks for a little smoky meatiness, and cover it all with chicken or vegetable stock, then turn on the crockpot and walk away. The result is creamy, hearty, and freezes well, so you can make a big batch to keep extra on hand for the next time you need a soothing soup, stat.
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