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My Soup Addiction: Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching Barefoot Contessa on Food Network and Ina Garten made this soup on a cold, snowy day in the Hamptons and then ate it in front of a roaring fire!  I immediately thought:  I want that soup right now!!  I also thought: I want it to snow right now! That second thought being completely implausible, of course.  And not that I needed any excuse to make soup, the fact that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder sure helped my resolve to make an enormous pot of Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone.   This soup was amazingly good–rich and hearty and loaded with vegetables and tender pasta; it is a perfect, complete meal!  The soup is finished with a bit of white wine and basil pesto, which really adds a lot of depth of flavor.  I love that this soup features butternut squash, which gives it a subtle sweetness.  Plus, it is chock full of dark leafy greens!  The original recipe calls for the addition …