is it spring yet? white bean & kale soup

The weather is playing tricks on me. One moment the sun is shining brightly fooling me into spring and the next it’s dark and rainy. I just don’t get it! The cherry blossoms and daffodils are out despite a crazy rare snow storm last Friday. Spring may very well be around the corner but when it’s chilly it’s nice to cozy up to a bowl of hot soup. Tonight was one of those nights. I was easily tempted by 2 white bean and kale soups by fellow bloggers, Rorie’s Ribollita and Crystal’s White Bean & Kale Ragout. How lucky I was to have a can of white beans in the cupboard and a bunch of veggies in the crisper. Here’s my version based on both of these lovely sounding recipes!

8 comments to “is it spring yet? white bean & kale soup”

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    Genevieve   March 15, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    the same is happening to the weather in boston! i was running in shorts over the weekend, and it snowed today.

    anyway, the soup looks very good. perhaps it is not yet time to leave the soup recipes behind and break out the spring salads…

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    kickpleat   March 16, 2006 at 8:18 am

    Genevieve, I heard Boston was unusually warm this past weekend! Luckily snow is very rare here and it was kind of enjoyable…but I just want spring to get here soon!

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    jana   March 16, 2006 at 10:36 am

    The world is indeed falling apart. In Albuquerque, we had a few inches of snow Sunday (the first precipitation in THREE months) and the next day? Flip flops and 60 degrees. Messed. Up. great for soup, though. 🙂

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    kickpleat   March 16, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    Yeah, sounds like crazy weather all ’round Jana!

    Dawna, it’s such an easy-to-make soup, so you should definitely give it a try…especially since it will be soup weather for a bit longer!

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    Dawna   March 16, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this kind of soup – I’ve never even eaten one, let alone make it. White beans are supposedly quite high in calcium, which is something on my radar at the moment. I still have one small container of beef-barley soup lurking in the fridge, but I need to make more soup soon. One thing about this crazy-ass weather, it’s always good for soup!

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    Tania   March 16, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    Well, sounds like it’s soup weather pretty much all over, and Toronto is no exception. Saturday was gorgeous and warm, and I rejoiced at the thought of exchanging my parka for my leather jacket, and then the weather turned colder than it was in January! Not funny!

    I remember when Rorie posted her soup recipe … and how I see yours. Beans + greens … mmm, I want some!

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    Rorie   March 16, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    Yum, yum, yum – now, that’s my kind of soup – I’ll have to ttry it!

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    kickpleat   March 17, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    Tania, right now the sun is shining and I can’t wait for my work to finish so I can go outside and enjoy it! I ate the last bit of soup as my breakfast today and I’m sad to see it gone. So tasty!

    Rorie, this is such a good soup and if I would have had a loaf of good bread I totally would have followed your recipe and added the bread. This, however, was a nice compromise!

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