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By: The Bean Eaters — Last Night's Dinner

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:41:23 +0000

[...] last version is probably my favorite, as the bean cooking liquid adds so much flavor to the soup. In previous versions, I’d roast a head of garlic at the same time the soup cooked, but now that I’m making [...]

By: Jennifer Hess

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 19:19:49 +0000

Thanks, Melissa. I usually get antsy when I'm home sick because I feel like I see a million little things I *should* be doing around the apartment. It's hard to just relax, and this time of year makes it that much harder! But I'm trying. :) You guys are totally going to love Marlow if/when you get back out here. And I'm definitely going to buy RG beans from them as long as they have them in stock!

By: Melissa

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:03:01 +0000

Ah Jen, sorry you didn't feel well. It is really really hard to rest sometimes, even when you know you should. Especially at this ridiculously busy time of year. Yah! for the RG beans! We are really spoiled by Steve's delicious variety of beans. I'm so glad you can find them. I can't wait to go to M&S with you guys one day. That place sounds more awesome each time you mention it. :-)

By: Jennifer Hess

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:38:16 +0000

Tony - well, our lease is up at the end of April and we will have been in this space for 4 years, so we do feel like it's time to move on. We've got some thoughts but nothing written in stone yet. :) I'm not too familiar with the area around Northeast Kingdom - we're over near Broadway and Myrtle. The grocery store situation isn't ideal, but it's improving... slowly. I do love the access to good Latin American ingredients around here. Hi Terry! These beans were some of the largest cannellini I've seen - I think I ended up with about 3-4 cups cooked beans, so if you're using canned you'll probably want 2-3 cans of them. And I bet ham or kielbasa would be wonderful in this. This was our meatless Monday dinner but if I had made it on another night, I probably would have tossed a little bacon or pancetta in there. :)

By: Terry B

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 07:10:13 +0000

Jennifer---Another lovely sounding meal. Being a total carnivore, I might throw in a little ham or kielbasa. If I'm too impatient to soak and cook dried beans, what would be the canned bean equivalent of 8 ounces of dried?

By: Tony Torres

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:47:52 +0000

Next Place? Are you leaving Bushwick so soon? By the way, I grew up on Evergreen and Willoughby and spent my Junior and High school years living above the Northeast Kingdom. Only then it was a small sweat shop. Hope your next place has better grocery stores!

By: Jennifer Hess

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:26:01 +0000

Hi Tony - I'm glad the enchilada worked well for you! I agree, it might be a little overkill to roast the garlic in the oven as I did, but we don't have a microwave - I'll have to keep that method in mind if we have one in our next place. :)

By: Tony Torres

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:16:44 +0000

Nice soup Jenn. It sounds a bit wasteful to stick a lonely head of garlic in a large over for 45 mins. My wife sometimes uses the Microwave to soften up the garlics for her Japanese recipes. I wonder if this would work as well for your recipe? Oh, I made your Enchilada last night (used cheddar instead of Jack cheese). It was great!

By: Jennifer Hess

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 20:29:19 +0000

Anita - please pass along our compliments to the farmer, because these were some mighty fine beans. RG has two new fans, for sure.

By: Anita

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 19:50:29 +0000

Oh, man, that looks good. And yes, those potatoes look just like ham! I am biased ('cause I'm friends with the farmer) but I think the RG heirloom beans are so superior to the kind you buy at the store, they're like a different thing all together. They actually taste like something rather than just being all texture.