Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Organic Vegetable Soup

The farmer went to pick up a wood splitter from,
James Harrison, a local organic vegetable farmer
and brought home a nice sampling of his
delicious and nutritious harvest!

Fresh picked kale and dragon kale,
purple and deep red potatoes,
purple, red, white and orange carrots,
some heads of the best garlic in the land,
a huge leek, onion, and pretty edible flowers.

Have you ever seen such beauty?

I've never tasted Dragon Kale.

Dark purple carrots and
solid red potatoes,
packed with vitamins
and nutrients.

Pretty edible flowers
and some of James' famous
juicy garlic!

This calls for a healthy energizing vegetable soup.
Just a quick picking of parsley, thyme and sage from
my herb garden and I'll be all set!
Wonder what colour this soup will be?

Saute an onion in a splash of Olive Oil,
add in 3-4 cloves crushed and chopped garlic,
add in some chopped carrots and 2 - 3 diced potatoes.
Add fresh or dried herbs and seasoning to taste.
Pour in 4 - 5 Cups of chicken or Vegetable broth
and simmer until vegetables are tender.

Chop and add in 3 Cups of Kale and cook
for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove a few cups of the soup and blend with
hand held blender if desired - add back into soup pot.
Serve with a wee garnish of chopped green onion and Enjoy!

That soup should give me enough energy to get out of my pjs and
help the farmer chop some wood - right!!?

BTW - the soup turned out to be a lovely
slightly lavender colour - so yummy!

Till next time ...... gathering some more kale recipes .... do you have a favourite one?


  1. I've never put beets into my veggie soup...what a terrific addition! It sure feels like soup weather today :)

  2. Oh, those are carrots! Lucky you with the gorgeous vegetables!

  3. Wonderful recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. Greetings from Montreal.

  4. I was wondering where the bright blue flowers would show up. Why...on the bowl of soup, of course! It looks delicious and nutritious to me.

  5. I've never seen a purple carrot before - gorgeous! The soup looks perfect for fall days, and the flower is just the perfect finishing touch!

  6. Healthy goodness for sure. I love the colours of all those vegetables and a flower to top it all off! Wishing I could knock on your door and come in for a bowl.