Today I am late… I just got back from DC and I had planned to post at the airport, but with the perfect storm coming, everyone decided to leave DC ASAP and everyone was using the airport wireless network…. the result was very slow and spotty internet…
Anyway, DC was lovely and we had wonderful weather for all of our stay there. I loved strolling along the mall and shopping in Georgetown. Hopefully I will have a chance of going back sometimes soon.
Today, is also the day of world on a plate. And the theme is soup. I guess many of you expect me to post the quintessential Italian soup: Minestrone. But Minestrone is one of the few things I cannot eat. Don’t know why but I really dislike it. So instead I bring you another typical soup made with legumes and cereals that sometimes is called zuppa toscana.
It is just beans and cereals, but if you start out with some onions and some vegetables it really becomes something special. In this version I used mushrooms, but potatoes, carrots, winter squash, turnips, kale, chard would all be great. Just use whatever you have at hand. Another thing that makes this soup special is adding a bit of bacon and possibly some cheese crusts. I think BF might have eaten a quart of it and he only stopped because there was no more of it….
Hope you enjoy it! And don’t forget to look at my fellow world bloggers did for their soup! You will find a link to their recipes at the bottom of this post.