Split pea soup is my comfort food. It's so easy to make, especially since the only ingredients that don't come from my CSA box are dried split peas and optional spices which are easy to keep stocked in the pantry. The original recipe comes from Nourishing Traditions, but the following version is simplified even further.
I love using herbs, both fresh and dried. Sometimes a seasoning blend like the ubiquitous jar of "Italian Seasoning" is nice and convenient, but I also love learning the idiosyncrasies of each individual herb and using that knowledge to shape the flavor of a dish.
Fresh herbs aren't always available so I keep a good stock of dried herbs in my cupboard. Some of them are store-bought, but some I've dried myself. I took the opportunity to add to my stock of home-dried herbs this week after receiving a bag of assorted herbs in the CSA box.