Butternut Squash-White Bean Soup with Rosemary and Tomatoes
To cook cannelini beans, rinse beans. In a large pot combine 1 pound dried cannellini beans and 2 quarts water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans. Return beans to the pot and add 2 quarts fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Drain beans; set aside.