festive white beans

Green sage, pink peppercorns, & white garlic, all floating in EVOO.  
I cooked the beans until tender, then added tomatoes, onion, and stock.  This soup is the perfect meal on a weekend in January when West TN is iced/snowed in.  Here in the south, we close schools, businesses, and churches when ice storms such as this arrive.  As you might guess, this does not happen very often.  Though the ice storm causes loss of income to numerous individuals, many of us adults feel like we have been give a ‘Snow Day!’
The white bean soup recipe can be found here.  I added some roasted chicken and a piece of  parmigiano-reggiano rind to the soup; the flavor of the cheese enhances the soup exponentially. 

Pottery can be purchased at Ayers Pottery in Hannibal, MO.