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Saturday, April 03, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Awww Monday! April 5, 2021

Bees are awesome! 

They give us honey and pollinate our flowers, vegetables and fruit so we can survive!




D is for Dutch Farmer's Soup!!

Dutch Farmers Soup  Serves 6


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, diced
1 1/2-pound cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets
1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups (or more) canned vegetable broth
6 1-inch-thick French bread slices
12 ounces Gouda cheese, wax removed, cheese sliced


Melt butter in heavy large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and onion; sauté until onion is golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add 4 cups broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are tender, adding more broth if soup is too thick, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.)
Preheat broiler. Transfer soup to large broiler proof bowl or individual broiler proof soup bowls. Arrange bread slices atop soup. Place cheese slices over, covering bread completely. Broil 6 inches from heat source until cheese melts and is golden, watching closely to avoid burning, about 2 minutes. 
Serve immediately. 
Eet smakelijk!


  1. The video was amazing. Loved the music and loved the bees working away so we can survive.

    Oh the soup. That looks and sounds so very good.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  2. We are blessed with Bees. Dang, taht soup sounds really good!

  3. We do love our bees.

    Yummy recipe!

  4. Great video gave me a buzz get it? a buzz heheh!

    The soup LQQKS delicious I waant some :-)

    Have a slurrrptastic safe day 👍😷😷😷

  5. That soup sounds really tasty! Bees are important, but we wish they wouldn't sting.

  6. Kathe,

    I finally found your link! Do you know that your Gravatar profile does not have your blog url? You may want to update that so people can find a way back to your place. I rely heavily on either a direct link left in comments or their sign in profile has a link back to a person's blog. If neither of these are in place then it makes it difficult. I just wanted to let you know.

    Yum, this soup sounds good! I wouldn't mind trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Curious as a Cathy's Looney Tunes A-Z Daffy Duck Art Sketch. Join the fun at your leisure. Happy A2Zing, my friend!

  7. Awesome bee video and a yummy looking and sounding soup ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. This is another that sounds perfect on a cold day! I'd like that golden cheese on top.

  9. What a beautiful bumble bee! That soup looks amazing, thanks!

  10. Loved the video and OMCs that soup!!

    Hugs Cecilia

  11. I have never heard of this kind of soup. It looks great. Thanks for the recipe. XO


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