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Ingredients

1-3/4 cups dried yellow peas
4 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
10-1/2 to 14 ounces lightly salted side pork of 1 pork shank
1 pinch ginger, thyme or marjoram
Water

Instructions

Rinse the peas, sort and let soak in the water with salt for 10-12 hours, covered in a Dutch oven. Bring the peas to a boil in the same water they soaked in. Add 1 more cup water. Cover and cook rapidly for a few minutes. Skim off shells floating on the surface. Add pork whole, or cut it into cubes and add it after peas have simmered 30 minutes more. Allow soup to simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until peas and pork are tender. Add more water if soup is too thick. Season with salt, ginger, thyme or marjoram to taste. Remove pork, cut in cubes and return to soup. Serve.

Marion Erickson
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
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