With the winter weather here in full force why not curl up to a nice hot bowl of soup.
I have to say, Thank God the days are getting longer. I really can feel the days getting longer. To tell you the truth, I won’t even dare complain about the cold weather (yet), even with the blizzard we just had. How can anyone in this area complain unless you love the cold or snow. We’ve had a really mild winter so far. I would have been quite happy to say it didn’t snow this winter, but it is too late for that. Maybe I will have the chance to say that it only snowed once, even though it was colossal. When the weather is cold and all you can see on the ground is snow, there is something about curling up to a nice hot bowl of soup on a cold a dreary winter day. I don’t know if it is the heartiness of the soup that hugs you back and let’s you know that you are loved even when you are alone and your winter hibernation begins. Maybe it’s the heat from the bowl that keeps your hands warm when nothing else seems too. Maybe it’s because soup is so darn satisfying and tasty while playing an orchestra of different flavors and textures on your tongue. I am not quite sure, but whatever it is, soup sure sounds good to me right about now, especially when it can be made relatively quickly and inexpensively. Hopefully, you were able to stock up on canned goods while some stores in the area had their canned good sales last week. It was a good time to stock up on different types of beans that can be used to make soups like Minestrone, Pasta e Fagioli and the one I will be posting on my website, Black Bean Soup. I have to admit, I have a thing for beans, black, brown, red and white. It really doesn’t matter the type, I like them all. But there is something about black bean soup!!! Is it because it is so luscious? Is it because it is so silky with a bit of grit??? It kind of reminds me of that that really tall dark and handsome bad boy in High School, you know, the one you should never have dated. It’s creamy, but has a bite. It is smoky and spicy at the same time and the brininess of the bacon just brings it home. It’s love (or lust) in a bowl or cup. I digress!! There are many reasons to take the time (not too much time required) and make a deliciously satisfying bowl of bean soup and why not start off with black bean. For this recipe, visit www.chefdarleneb.com. To get more tasty recipes, consider taking one of our cooking classes. We offer private in-home or off-premise classes. We also offer public cooking classes. Book a class today!!! Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org