When I got home from the farmer's market today I set to chopping. Carrots, celery, onions, parsnips, turnips went into my big stew pot with fresh thyme, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, chicken broth, tomato paste, a splash of white wine and a large can of chopped tomatoes. I brought that mixture up to a boil and simmered until the veggies were just tender. Next I stirred in a chopped head (small) of napa cabbage, cooked garbanzo beans, and frozen peas and simmered until the cabbage was cooked. For James I'll sprinkle on a bit of tangy cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. For me, a shower of chopped basil.
Ugh. The bean diet goes on.