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  1. Lizzi

    This looks DELICIOUS. And, perhaps even more importantly, SO GOSH DARN PRETTY!

  2. penny aka jeroxie

    Being half cantonese, I love soups!

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Ah, beautiful. Meditatively beautiful. And I agree with the sieve thing. I find I can always skip the sieve step, and putting soup through a sieve seems counter intuitive to me!

  4. Johanna GGG

    looks lovely – green enough to brighten any day! and a very good colour as green is the colour of hope! I always use yellow split peas in my pea soup but I now want green split peas and frozen peas so I can have green pea soup

  5. Johanna GGG

    looks lovely – green enough to brighten any day! and a very good colour as green is the colour of hope! I always use yellow split peas in my pea soup but I now want green split peas and frozen peas so I can have green pea soup with a fancy french name

  6. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I completely agree about cooking being meditative. Often I bake when I’m stressed out. Your soup looks incredible! Love the color.

  7. chopinandmysaucepan

    This soup looks absolutely awesome and I love peas! I like your photography and that tiny little bubble in the soup is screaming “I’m gonna pop”!!

  8. Kate at FudgyGoodness

    Yummy! I have some split peas in my cupboard and have been saving them for a lovely smoked ham hock… but might use them trying out your recipe instead. Thanks for sharing… this is perfect winter food!

  9. Emma

    For one of my first almost-sort-of-but-I’m-too-shy-to-admit-anything dates with my boyfriend (the first where I felt nervous and shy, anyway), he made us a delightful pea soup and amazing grilled sandwiches. I had been outside on a dripping wet, cold field trip all day long and it was such the perfect ending to a crummy chilly day in the woods. People across the world appreciate the gesture of a good pea soup!

    I mention this because I know some of us here profess our interest in finding a man. I’m just sayin’ – it’s not too late to go into the soup business! It worked on me;)

  10. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Split pea is THE best soup, in my opinion. What a good granddaughter you are to send them the best! It is very pretty too. I love that photo of the single tiny bubble wriggling his way to the surface.

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    How divine! I mean the soup and you for making this for her 🙂 And I have to say that your curls are pretty amazingly adorable. I know you look hot with straightened hair but the curls are very fetching too!

  12. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Oh this looks luscious! But are you being naughty? I spy chicken stock in this vegan recipe… 😉

  13. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i love soups and green food. 😀 i would totally make this but with veggie broth! i love cooking for family and seeing them enjoy my food 😀

  14. hungryandfrozen

    You are good. Not only is soup cheering in general, but who could gaze into that calming greenness and not feel a little relaxed?

    I, uh, had to google diadem. How did I not know this word? It sounds like the sort of thing I’d like to talk about lots.

  15. Errign

    I love the color of split pea soup, but the taste and texture are usually not my friends. 🙂 Also, I had carob today in a meal-replacement protein bar thing and it was deeeelicious. I totally thought of you as I was eating it.

  16. Lexi

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  17. Lexi

    Note to self: fingers too fat to post from iPhone. This looks real pretty, is what I was trying to say. And while I appreciate the healthfulness of it, I couldnt help but fistpump at Emma’s toasted sandwich pairing. I’d even go as far as toasted ham and gruyere on sourdough alongside this.

  18. Lisa

    Oh that looks great. Unfortunately my other half is one of those pea haters. Maybe I will just wait till he is away and then will pea it up!

  19. sophia

    Wow what a brilliant green!!! I just want a bit of bacon on top…hee hee hee.

    You really are such a great daughter, Hannah. 🙂

  20. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    That green colour is just so refreshing. I’ve never made or eaten split pea soup. Something to try before Winter is over!

  21. Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi

    You are a good girl! Soup looks delicious and perfect example of comfort food. I’m totally with you on the domestic princess front – a few hours in the kitchen can sometimes have you feeling on top of the world.

  22. Maria

    LOVE the photo of your soup! I can’t seem to get any good photo’s inside our current house.. it’s soooo dark and begs for a skylight or two.. (but we rent). So I take my piccie’s outside on a green-slatted outdoor table mostly. So your brown planks/slats.. (whatever!) made me wonder if you had your soup on a brown, outdoor table? I love soups with pulses.

  23. Gmasydney

    The mint is brilliant – I’ve always used parsley as a soup garnish but this really adds a zing. And – tonight I stirred in some soy milk which was delish too, so I might try that again with my next bowl. It is a very sustaining meal and a great standby just now.

  24. The Teenage Taste

    I have to admit, I’m not a fan of most split pea soups. But this one looks especially delicious. I love how smooth and creamy it is, too. I despise chunky soup. 😛

  25. Anna johnston

    You surely are the best. Beautiful presentation sweet girl, chef would be proud.

  26. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    What a wonderful soup! I love the little bubble and the addition of mint! 🙂

  27. Rach

    Sooo… not only have I never made split pea soup, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never even tasted it. But I like peas so I feel like I would probably like it!

  28. Ricki

    I love split pea soup (or potage)! And yes, you certainly do sound like a very good daughter. 😉 Thanks for submitting this to Wellness Weekend–sorry about the link glitch! All better now, so please do link up. 🙂

  29. Louise

    I do love soup. It’s well known. I love green soups. Especially brilliant green ones like this. It’s perhaps the most cheering colour. Possibly even more than pumpkiny orange! Split peas aren’t my favourite ingredient I must say. Although call something Potage St Germain, and memories of Paris start flooding the senses and I go all funny. And this does freshen them up with fresh peas which are altogether more pleasing and take away the dishwater colour of split peas. I was toying with what soup to make today. If I can swing by the supermarket before I go to the circus this afternoon then I could fit this in. And I learnt a new word! Diadem. Fabulous word.

  30. Leigh

    God I wish i was eating that right now instead of the pale (kinda streaky) green zucchini soup I’ve got going on over here. I’ll just keep looking at this picture while eat.

  31. Agnes

    Hiss hiss hiss! What is this on your blog? It needs to be banished, banished I say!

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  33. Jamee

    YUM. After I convert all the measurements (ha!), I will make this for my hubby. Looks delicious. Hmm… now where does one find split peas in the grocery store?

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  36. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Ah! Missed this. It looks SO good. And green. SO very very green.
    Heidi xo

  37. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I had to google that to find out what it was. Wicked? Musical fail there on my part! For shame. My Wicked loving friend, Vicki, would be very ashamed of me xo

  38. Marek Bage

    I came across your recipe while attempting to refresh my crusty old memory.
    Le Potage Saint Germain! What a gem. Sometimes, and unfairly, thought of as yet another pea soup recipe.
    Let the Philistines believe what they wish. We know better.

    Now, I know that I’ve only just showed up here and I don’t wish to be arrogant or over bearing, but, you see, I really can’t help myself.
    Anyway, the passing on of food knowledge is a sacrament and all who partake are, naturally, forgiven their sins.
    So I’m sure you’ll forgive me if I offer you a slight correction to the above recipe.
    (BTW, Australian Women’s Weekly? Really? How ghastly!)

    From the archives of Auguste Escoffier, the Grandfather of modern French cuisine, I offer you the following alterations for Potage Saint Germain.
    1/.Get rid of the celery and replace it with green lettuce leaves.
    2/. Get rid of the brown onion and replace it with the greens of leek. And…
    3/. add 150 grams of butter to the mix.

    I know it’s naughty, but you’ll thank me one day.


  39. Marylyn

    Hi, I check your blog on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!