In a 6 qt. pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for about 7 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add stock, 2 cups water, celery, carrots, lentils, basil, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and red-pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes, or until the lentils are soft. Add tomatoes and their juice and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has
shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old
Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred
thousand miles long ... seven hundred and forty-two years from now the
Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long. ... There is
something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of
conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
-- Mark Twain
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