"November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear."
~ Sir Walter Scott
SIMPLE BLACK & WHITE SOUP
1-2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large chopped Spanish onion
2 chopped celery ribs plus leaves
1 Tbsp. chopped crushed garlic
1 tsp. crushed thyme (1 Tbsp. fresh chopped)
1 tsp. crushed rosemary (1 Tbsp. fresh chopped)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 (14.5 oz.) can drained and rinsed black beans
1 (14.5 oz.) can drained and rinsed cannellini beans
8 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 tsp. dried sage
coarse salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in large stock pot. Cook onion, celery, garlic, and thyme, rosemary, and cumin together until celery and onion are soft.
- Add stock and wine and bring to boil. Add both black and white beans and sage. Season with salt & pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. (6 servings
BELOVED 'SIMPLE' TREE
"Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast."
~ Sara Coleridge