Bean and Tomato Soup

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As you know, we have been on holidays.  Last week in Lisbon, it was 43°C.  Yesterday, we arrived in Bridgetown to 10°C.  I know that would not sound cold to those who live in the northern hemisphere but the Aussies out there will appreciate how cold that is.  It was freezing!!

Instantly, Maus turned her mind to soup.  I am very particular about my soup.  In my humble opinion, nothing beats pea and ham soup but this one comes pretty close.  It is based on a recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly Mediterranean Cookbook.  It is very hearty. Certainly a meal in itself.  We make it regularly. Continue reading