I made this bean soup and was terribly disappointed.
The soup was very good, the only complaint was that there was too much clove flavour. The next time I will cut back.
Wow! You have really warmed the cockles of my heart with this recipe! =) The husband is a cabbage fanatic...just loves the stuff in soup. I prefer soup without it. This often leads to the soup "war" ...both of us caging around the stockpot waiting to see which cook gets his/her way... (A Shakespean ....to add or not add... cabbage in their soup). This recipe is a definate "add the cabbage" soup. We are in agreement! The base of this recipe was the ham stock left over from a boiled dinner. Very nice.! Thanks for posting. =) Barb