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It's that time of the year again when there is a glut of pumpkins.  The children wanted pumpkins to use for Halloween, but they wanted to hollow them out and cut 'Scary' faces out of them, so there is pumpkin flesh to use in some way.  We have used various recipes in the past but not soup yet, so here goes.




¼     Pound of split peas

4      Cups of chicken stock or water

1      Pound of chopped fresh pumpkin flesh

1      Chopped onion

1      Strip of Beef or Bacon

To taste:

Freshly ground black pepper and salt

Mixed fresh or dried herbs

Fresh thyme

Fresh chopped  parsley





(1)     Rinse the split peas in cold water then add them to the stock in a large heavy pot

(2)     Add the pumpkin, onion, beef, salt and pepper, mixed herbs and thyme

(3)     Simmer gently, partly covered, until the peas and pumpkin are both tender

(4)     Season to taste with salt and pepper

(5)     Serve hot, trimmed with the chopped parsley


The above ingredients should serve 6 hungry people


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