Soups & Sides

Creamy Potato Soup

  No, you’re not dreaming … Life Bellissima is finally back, and it feels wonderful!    It’s been an incredibly busy week, no weeks — getting back into our school routine, starting after-school activities, dealing with a certain cold bug that was mentioned in a previous blog, chasing a dozen hens our of the neighbor’s yard (many times) … well, you …

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Family & Friends, Organic Living & Recipes, Soups & Sides

Danish Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad

This week I noticed something lovely — as I walked outside, I didn’t need a winter jacket! Not only that, I felt fine in a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt! Our temperatures have climbed into the 40 degree range, even inching into the 50’s, and it feels wonderful! Ahh! Spring really is on it’s way! The chickens are overjoyed to see grass and …

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Main Dishes, Organic Living & Recipes, Soups & Sides

Bean Soup Recipe – Perfect For Autumn

Another favorite of mine is homemade soups, and there are so many that can be easily put together for a healthy, delicious lunch or dinner! The first time I used dried beans for soup was from a recipe (not sure where it originated) that we used at a homeschool co-op — I loved the flavors from such a wide variety of beans and continued to …

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Country Living, Family & Friends, Soups & Sides

Fun at The Farmstead

With the arrival of October, we had been looking forward to visiting The Farmstead, and last week turned out to be an ideal time to visit! The Farmstead is well-known in our area for its themed corn mazes. games, activities, pumpkin patch and oh-so-yummy goodies! Summer has been taking its sweet time letting autumn make an entrance, which has been pretty wonderful …

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Breads, Family & Friends, Organic Living & Recipes, Soups & Sides

Elizabeth’s Homemade Flour Tortillas

About a year ago, a friend and I were chatting about our love for Mexican food, and I happened to bring up that I had been looking for a recipe for homemade flour tortillas. Within minutes, she jotted down this recipe and assured me that these tortillas would be wonderfully delicious. I was so excited to make them and was not disappointed! …

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Pesto-Parmesan Toast with Organic Cherry Tomatoes

After a busy day today, my eldest daughter and I were in the mood for a light dinner. Aviah came up with the idea to take bread from a local French bakery, spread it with homemade pesto (courtesy of Whole Foods), top it off with parmegiano reggiano and broil it until the sides were a light golden brown and the cheese …

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