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Old 10-16-2011, 02:30 PM   #31
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37 degrees last night, I turned the thermostat up to 60. By 5 am I was sweating my, you know what, off...and kicked off all the covers.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #32
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PrincessFiona: ok, 15 types of beans....?!!! so how many cups of beans might that be in the soup? (and thanks to you, I'm starting this week going out looking for as many types of beans as I can find....I especially like the Mideast market for this, or an East Indian groceteria).

I often make dals for a Buddhist monastery nearby. Not very good at dal yet, but I keep trying. I've noticed that different types of yellow lentils cook up differently: some to mush very quickly, others stay firmer.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #33
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PrincessFiona: ok, 15 types of beans....?!!! so how many cups of beans might that be in the soup? (and thanks to you, I'm starting this week going out looking for as many types of beans as I can find....I especially like the Mideast market for this, or an East Indian groceteria).

I often make dals for a Buddhist monastery nearby. Not very good at dal yet, but I keep trying. I've noticed that different types of yellow lentils cook up differently: some to mush very quickly, others stay firmer.
I don't know, I have my mixture and I just measure them out. If I was mixing my own beans, I would get about a pound of each each at the bulk food store and mix them. Then I would use 2 cups of the mixed beans to make my soup. Most often I just pick up an already mixed package of 15 bean soup, about 2 pounds worth.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:24 PM   #34
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I made Uncle Bob's Chicken thigh stew the other night and it was really good with southwestern seasonings.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:02 PM   #35
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I don't know, I have my mixture and I just measure them out. If I was mixing my own beans, I would get about a pound of each each at the bulk food store and mix them. Then I would use 2 cups of the mixed beans to make my soup. Most often I just pick up an already mixed package of 15 bean soup, about 2 pounds worth.
I get the premix too. All the beans cook up together, and you don't recognize one from another. They don't hold their shape, just meld into a nice pot of beaniness.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #36
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Lol! This cracked me up Zhizara! "68" here is Summer! I do love bean soup though, the one we make is 13 Bean Soup and it was always the star of our Ski Holidays. Great for warming you up at lunch time!
Actually it ended up being 16 bean soup. I had used the last can of stewed tomatoes and mixed it with green beans. As I needed stewed tomatoes for the beans, I just added the leftover mix mixture. It came out wonderful. Partly from the really rich stock and the kielbasa slices added at the last minute (just to heat through).

I envy you your cool summer! That was the first day it actually felt a little cool. Summer was brutal this year.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #37
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I make soups year round. If I/we want it I make. I don't live by the calender or let it dictate what I eat. If it's 67F I usually have windows open and fans on or the A/C on if it's also humid.
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