Warm 2 pasta bowls in the oven.

Chop the bacon. Chop the onions. Peel and dice the potatoes. Peel and slice the carrot. Cut cod into 1-inch chunks.

In a large, heavy saucepan, cook the bacon until crisp. Set aside the bacon bits. Drain off any excess bacon fat. Add onion and savory; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened (about 5 minutes).

Add potatoes, carrot, water, and salt. Make sure liquid covers the potatoes; if necessary, add more. Bring to the boil; reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

Add cod and simmer only until just cooked; it will continue to cook while the recipe is being finished.

Add half & half; heat through.

Check the seasoning and correct if necessary. Serve in bowls. Garnish with bacon bits.

Serves 2

Parsnip, slightly modified