The Etymology of the Word Lent Part 1
The word Lent originally meant spring. And people called it the spring fast. “From very early times of the Christian church, Lent has been observed in commemoration of Christ's 40 days of fasting as a special season of penitence in preparation for the Easter feast," One reads in the pages of a 1916 in edition of the Boston Globe.
Beans Soup Recipe
1 cup of white beans
Soak 1 cup of white beans in water overnight. In the morning pour the water off and cover with freshwater, then simmer gently in uncovered in a pot until tender, which will require from 2 to 3 hours. When soft rub through a colander, or sleeve return to the pot, season with salt, pepper and butter, bring to a steaming point and serve hot.
The Hartford Courant, Mar 17, 1903