Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cinnamon Soup

Charlie decided to make some split pea soup this week. He asked me what to put in it, besides split peas and water. I suggested chopped carrots, onion powder, and marjoram. He put those in.

He also decided to make stewed apples.

I think you can see where I'm going with this.

Yes, he tossed a shot of cinnamon into the wrong pot. He caught himself right away, and put the bulk of the intended cinnamon into the pot he meant it for, but the split peas had a definite cinnamon kick.

I sometimes deliberately put grated nutmeg into peas, so this wasn't too different. Cinnamon isn't sweet, you know; we just associate it with sweet because we usually combine it with sugar, but it's actually a little spicy.

So the soup was far from a failure. I doubt he'll put cinnamon in the soup on purpose next time, but it wasn't bad. Not bad at all.
One thing I forgot to tell him was to not salt the split peas until they had cooked a while; salting them at the beginning keeps them from softening up, for some reason. Probably science.

I'm posting today at my blog about a different kind of soup, this one being one that I made.

Marian Allen, Author Lady
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