White Bean and Ham Soup
What could be better for a crisp winter day?
2 large carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1big onion, 2 cloves of garlic all chopped up and sautéed a bit in some olive oil,
along with a quart of beans dried from the summer garden.
Toss in a smoked ham hock, a bay leaf, pepper and add 3-4 quarts of water.
Simmer 1-2 hours or so until beans are tender. Mash half of the beans and veggies together into the broth for a creamy texture. Chop up the ham from the bone and
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the farmhouse, there was a bit of demolition going on...