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Swedish Yellow Pea Soup

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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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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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