With all of this knowledge comming at me, I remember the old saw quite well that states something like this; On the mountain of knowledge, as you climb ever higher into its lofty slopes, you become ever more aware of the limitless knowledge that still awaits you.
Thanks for clearing the air.
Oh, I almost forgot. I was inspired by the bean recipes so I made a pot of legume soup myself tonight. It came out pretty good but with just a bit too much salt. The legume combination worked very well though. Here's my entry into the bean soup category.
3/4 cup dried black beans
3/4 cup dried orange lentils
1 cup green spit peas, dried
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 lb. smoked ham, cubed
Cover beans and letils in water, bring to a boil, turn off heat, cover, and let sit 20 minutes. Drain and fill pan with fresh water to cover the beans and lentils. Add split peas. Add enough water to cover the legumes plus an inch. Bring to a boil and simmer until the bens are tender.
Add another 2 cups of water. Boil another ten minutes. Add 1 whole, grated carot to the mix and cook until the carrot is tender. Blend with your handy-dandy imersion blender, boat motor, or whatever you like to call the thing, until all is smooth. Add onion and ham. simmer until the onion is tender. Correct the seasoning with S&P.
Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North