I love sage and wish more recipes utilized this unsung herb more often. Given that, I was excited to find this recipe which allowed me to use some plucked fresh from the garden. I loved the combination of corn, barley and beans -- different flavors and textures but all creamy and comforting. The broth was a bit under-seasoned for me and I found myself adding additional garlic (powder for quicker action) and sage as well as salt and pepper. Definite keeper. Thanks!