Last week we were tricked, by our weather, to believe that winter was over. One afternoon last week the temperature was over 85 degrees, almost 90. I planted six tomato 🍅 plants, eggplants 🍆 peppers 🌶 two kinds of squash, cucumbers 🥒 and a few herbs 🌿 Just like that everything changed and a wintery bone chilling cold front blew in over the coast of Northern California and it was freezing 🥶 this morning. I'm also wondering why we don't have a squash emoji ??? with all the new emojis you think we would have one.
Today is a perfect soup weather day. A spoonful of sage walnut pesto stirred into a hot bowl of soup is a small taste of wintered over potted herbs 🪴 I'm very thankful for these herbs 🌿 because they add so much flavor to my cold weather soups and other dishes, with a reminder of summertime. I'm adding sweet basil to my garden as soon as this cold snap passes. My husband and I loved this healthy flavorful butternut squash bean soup as I think you will too. Note: prepare the flageolet beans for the soup earlier in the day or day before.
Serves 6 generously