Place either previously soaked or canned peas in a pot. Add enough vegetable stock to cover the peas with an inch of liquid over the top of the peas. Add Backyard Blend (we made a lot so we used 1 TBS for roughly 8 cups of peas). Optional: add ham or bacon. We froze our smoked ham from Christmas so took this opportunity to use it... thawed, diced, then added. Boil until liquid reduces so that only a small amount is at the bottom of the pot.