Everything but the kitchen sink . . . well, almost, with this recipe. Green beans, yellow wax beans, navy beans, chickpeas, and lots of vegetables (the recipe inspires, the contents of your refrigerator dictate) come together for this hearty soup.
A winner at the county fair, it 's packed with ground apples, raisins, cranberries, red sour cherries, gooseberries, apricot brandy, lemon and orange rind, oodles of spices, sugar and vinegar. This fabulous concoction is then baked and put up in sterilized jars. It makes eight quarts.