Put beans in earthenware bowl, cover with water and let soak overnight.
Drain beans and put in cooking pot with 6 cups water, garlic cloves, sage and olive oil. Cover and simmer, never allowing the water to boil. Cook til beans are tender, about an hour to an hour and a half. Drain. Remove garlic cloves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a drizzling of olive oil. Serves 8