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Chicago is getting really windy and cold. Every time the summer comes, I forget all about Winter and it’s bitter cold winds as if I have never seen the snow before. Then the wind hits in late October or November and I wonder, how did I forget this? The cold days are not all bad. My favorite thing to do on Sunday afternoons is just sit by the window looking at the frosty grass and the red berries still hanging on to the Crab Apple trees drinking cups and cups of hot soups and hot tea.

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Green pea soup

This is my go to soup when I need something to please everyone but don’t want to spend too much time making appetizers. The soup has a very bright and beautiful green color and uses ingredients that you should already have at home.



Green peas – about 2 cups

Potato – 1/4th cup – thinly sliced

Onion – 1/4th cup- thinly sliced

Garlic 1 clove – crushed  (optional)

Salt & Pepper as needed . White pepper works better for this recipe

Dry Basil leaves crushed – 1 tbsp

Herb de Provence – couple of pinches

Heavy Cream for Garnish

Butter 1/4th tbsp

Water 1 cup

Milk 2 % or full fat 1 cup


Heat butter in a pan. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another 1/2 minute. Add potato and saute for 3 minutes. Add Frozen peas and saute for 7 minutes or so until peas are tender but not so much that it has lost color. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk and let it boil for 7-8 minutes or so. When boiling add Basil leaves and Herb de Provence.


Cool slightly and blend it with a hand blender. When serving, use 1 spoon of heavy cream on each bowl for garnish.

The times for sauteing are approximate. A lot will depend on which stove you are using and what heat you are using.



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