Something Green aka Witches Brew

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Our garden earlier today...winter is dragging it’s heels. This morning we were all set to make a day trip to the Isle of Wight to visit my Dad for his birthday.  The weather had other ideas.  “The snow won’t go south of London” said the weather forecasters.  I awoke to snow.  I kept hoping it would stop.  We ventured out but a scary twenty minute drive later we had turned our car around and were headed for home.

So what to do with another grey day stuck in doors?  Make soup of course.  I happened upon this recipe when I was searching for something else entirely.  This is a lovely chowder, bright green and so warming.  The peas are flavourful and complemented by the crisp, salty bacon.  It is one of the easiest and quickest soup recipes I’ve made.  If you have a bag of frozen peas languishing in your freezer you have to make this soup.  I also think this would work if you wanted to make it vegan.  The soup was plenty tasty enough even without the addition of the bacon.  I forgot to add the butter at the end and didn’t feel I’d missed out on anything.

It was the perfect antidote to the freezing cold day and very filling too.  The name just makes it all the morning intriguing.  Enjoy!

Recipe here.


  1. Peas and bacon, together at last. :) (Not that our bacon looks anything like that...but hey, it's still bacon.)

    1. Like they were always meant to be. :)