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Soup Envy

15 Jan

Soup Envy


I had no intention of traveling to Limelight for lunch, but whoever does their advertising earns their keep.  The promise of the perfect hernekeitto was irresistible; hence I didn’t resist and had the most delectable hernekeitto of my life.  Which if you’re wondering, hernekeitto is essentially split pea soup and theirs is the best I’ve had other than my mother’s of course.

Limelight is a planet with no original population.  A couple of geeks broke down the obstacles to creating water from atoms on a large scale using iridium, then went in search of a real-estate agent with an extrasolar iridium rich planet to sell.  They found one, bought it produced vast amounts of water, installed the strangest semipermeable membrane which served as a placeholder for the atmosphere until one developed, then they hired the PR team who placed ads in every galaxy with the slogan You Never Have to Go Home Again If You Come Here.  The response was better than they could have imagined; who knew so many were looking for a geographic cure.

The planet was assigned a designation but the International Astronomical Union being what it is and the IAU’s nomenclature being what it is the planet was soon renamed for the candoluminescence of stage lighting which was a similarly great discovery in its time.

Not surprisingly the humor of runaways has caused green to be overly popular on their new home; they have the most beautiful green dwellings, green transportation and the best hot green soup.  Try the recipe I’m sure you will be green with envy that you weren’t on Limelight having lunch with me!




1 pound of green split peas

1 medium onion chopped

2 medium carrots peeled

and finely diced

1 bay leaf

8 cups of water


Place all ingredients in a crock

pot and cook on high for 4 hours

or until the onion and carrots have

almost disappeared.


Remove the bay leaf and season

with salt and pepper.  It is nice to

add some turkey ham chopped up

after the soup is cooked. Refrigerate

for a day to allow the flavors to blend.


This recipe can be cut in half if

only serving  two people.


Here is the link to ABouquet of Recipes: From Sherrie’s Mon