"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Minestrone Soup, by , is from The Perry Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dora Perry
Added: Friday, July 4, 2008


1/4 c dried white beans
1/4 c dried navy beans
1 garlic clove crushed
1 c pasta, penne
1 c fresh green peas
1 c diced zucchini
1 c chopped Swiss chard
1 c diced carrots
1 c diced potatoes
1/2 c sliced celery
2 tbsp minced onion
1/2 c minced green onion
2 c canned whole tomatoes
2 qts beef or chicken broth or one of each
1 bay leaf
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
1/4 tsp cracked pepper

Quick soak beans or soak overnight. Combine in a large soup pot the rest of the ingredients and beans and simmer for 3-4 hours. Add the pasta during the last hour




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