Ham and split pea soup
1. Cover split peas in cold water and soak overnight.
2. Next day, drain well and place in a large saucepan with remaining ingredients. Do not season yet. Bring mixture to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 1 hour.
3. Remove any ham from bones and reserve. Puree soup and season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
4. Serve soup garnished with reserved ham and some chopped parsley.