Peasantly Rich

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For a girl like me, it’s the little things that make me smile. It’s the things that you probably don’t even realize you’re doing that make me feel like my day suddenly got a little bit brighter. It’s the things that come almost as if purely granted that make me feel like the happiest person in the world.

Sometimes I feel as if I’m too lucky, that I can find so much happiness at nearly no cost in this world where people expect nearly always something in return, where any goods acquired probably means some other given up.

But I know it’s more than luck, it’s love.

So don’t worry about these things, saying

‘What will we eat?

What will we drink?

What will we wear?’

These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers,

but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

Matthew 6:31~32

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Ingredients for the split pea and ham soup:

1 large onion, finely diced

3 ribs celery, finely diced

2 c dry split peas

1 c ham, finely diced (if you can get your hands on smoked hock or bacon ends, even better!)

6 c water

1/2 to 1 tsp white pepper, to taste

sea salt, to taste

To make the split pea soup, layer the ingredients in the slow cooker by the listed order, with the onions at the very bottom, then celery, and so on. Do not add the salt! (It will make your peas tough.) Cook on low for about 8 hours, or on high for 6 hours. Season generously with more sea salt and black pepper to taste.

I serve this with an american pie grilled cheese: thin slices of Granny Smith, extra old white cheddar, and a dash of cinnamon between two slices of dark sourdough rye, then grilled until the cheese is nice and melted.

Keep life simple, enjoy!

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