Posie from Posie Patchwork has set a challenge regarding first times in cooking or cooking something you haven't made for a while. I am entering my pea and ham soup cooked in a slow cooker. I haven't made this soup for many many years and never in the slow cooker. To add to the challenge was the fact that the electricity was turned off for 4 hours. Scheduled but on this particular day was forgotten. Not to worry. The soup cooked up very,nicely and, because heaps was made, has only just finished being eaten some 3 days,later. A client of mine, a gorgeous man in 80's, gave me the recipe which included using a ham bone rather than a trotter. I think it made a difference to the taste in the end. It was delicious! Here it is from start to yummy finish!