July 13th, 2015
Nova Scotian Hodge Podge
All veggies MUST be freshly harvested!
- Peas (shelled)
- 1.5 cups half & half or milk
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup REAL butter
- Salt & pepper to taste
The amounts of veg don’t really matter, cut all veggies into bite size pieces. Cook longer veg first in water (ie. potatoes, then carrots, then beans/peas). You don’t want them mushy… tender and crisp I believe is the term!
Add butter and melt in pot. Add veggies back then add cream/milk. Simmer… if you can wait.
*Some people like to put in pork or some sort of salted, chop, picnic ham. I just like the veggies. Some crazy people put in flour but it’s not needed, the potatoes break down and the starch thickens the broth (it’s supposed to be thin anyway).
**It’s even better the second day, if there’s any left!
Hope you try out an OLD Nova Scotian Classic! My Papa had a very fair sized garden and my Nan was an amazing cook. These type of recipes are so nostalgic for me.
– Submitted but Rebecca A.