Keeping it Simple: Potato and Kale Soup

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated~ConfuciusThere is nothing complicated here.  Only a few fresh ingredients needed.  Take a moment and savor the simplicity.Potato and Kale SoupServes 6Ingredients:2 Tablespoons olive oil2 strips applewood bacon, chopped1 medium onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1-2 large carrots, diced6 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut … Continue reading Keeping it Simple: Potato and Kale Soup

How Does My Garden Grow: Summer Basil Oil

In life there is a struggle for simplicity.  We rarely achieve it.  There are moments we catch glimpses, or experience short bursts that bring a full appreciation of what life might be like if we knew how to live simply.If you follow my blog you know, I feel most centered when my hands are in … Continue reading How Does My Garden Grow: Summer Basil Oil

Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup

We often forget that there are simple foods that nourish us body and soul.  What comes to mind is a  bowl of creamy homemade tomato soup.   The only thing that might be missing from this bowl of perfection is a grilled cheese sandwich.Creamy Tomato SoupServes 6Recipe from Cooking LightDirections:1.  Heat a medium saucepan over … Continue reading Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup