My Dad loves green pea soup with ham. In his mature years my Dad has also become a very good cook. A while ago he put the two together and decided to experiment and come up with the best green pea with ham soup in the world. He finally succeeded. I have tasted his and have made it on my own many times and sure as I live and breath it is the best green pea and ham soup in the world. It is also one of those soups that taste even better the next day and it freezes extremely well.
Now in order to get this recipe (and I know you would all like it) you will have to help us out a little bit, but it will be fun and you will enjoy the labour of your efforts. We are looking for your own 'Best In The World' recipes. I know you all have at least two or three of them. They may be your own creation or from family or friends, but whenever you make it you say to yourself, "That's really, really yummy".
We are going to make it as easy as possible for you to share them with us. You could email them in, or take a picture and email that in, or photocopy and land mail it in or just drop a copy off at the Church.
Raili is putting the recipes together into a cookbook for St. John's 125th anniversary. Now although this anniversary is two years away, it's a big project and Raili is starting early, could use the recipes soon. If you would like to email your recipes in please do so to Raili's email at: [email protected]
It would also be great if you could add a little story to the recipe as I did with my Dad's green pea and ham creation. By the way my Dad's green pea and ham soup is surprisingly simple to make when you know a couple of tricks to cooking it, and the secret ingredient which is finely chopped ----- that goes in with the other vegetables. Like to know the trick and the secret ingredient? Well, you are going to have to send in your recipes to find out.
Thanks for taking part! I think this is a wonderful project and I very much look forward to hearing about your wonderful recipes!
The Rev. Patrick Blaney