This is my take on the four bean soup that appeared in Wegmans Menu Magazine, winter 2006. You will need a tall soup pot, a small plastic colander, a small bowl and a 2 quart mixing bowl. I used Penzeys Spices "Fines Herbes", not Italian seasoning, but I think any herb blend that you like is okay. I use Wegmans brand for the beans and the frozen soup vegetables--store brand products are just as good as the more expensive ones. I like to set up all of my ingredients before I start cooking.