Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger; sauté 5 minutes. Sprinkle onion with pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes or until onion is golden, stirring frequently. Add bay leaves, thyme, broth and wine, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes. Remove from heat and ladle into 6 bowels. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
*The secret to a great French onion soup is to cook the onions slowly, so that their natural sugars can caramelize.
Onions, garlic and ginger are considered a sexual trifecta in the herbal ayurvedic community. The renowned healing master Yogi Bahjan refers to the trifecta as “the trinity roots”, and hails them for their phenomenal powers. These three bulbous beauties have long been used to combat male impotence and in fact, monks and others who wish to remain celibate won’t even touch the titillating combination due to its powerful effects. I mean let’s face it, when you are on a quest for spiritual enlightenment the last thing you need is excitement down there!