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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Happy Tuesday! K is for Kale Soup from Tuscany! April 13, 2021

It's definitely a Happy Tuesday for me! With the assistance from the local Computer expert I now have my computer back up and running! It was my fault I got hacked as I did not pay attention to a fellow blogger's url. Instead of having their url begin with "https://" it began with "http://" which means it was not a secure blog. OUCH! I will not make that mistake again! Meanwhile here's today's soup! Enjoy and have a great day!

Kale Soup from Tuscany  4 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 ribs celery, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more if you like a little more heat)

1 15oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes (or regular if you can’t find fire-roasted)

4 cups vegetable broth (I use low-sodium and then adjust for salt)

2 cups water

3/4 cup orzo pasta

4 cups chopped kale

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.

Add the onion, celery, carrots, salt, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened

Add the tomatoes with their juice, broth, water and orzo and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until orzo is tender, about 12 minutes.

Stir in the kale until wilted, seasoning to taste if needed.

Stir in the lemon juice and serve. 


  1. Oh this sounds so good and we love kale here. I love your soups and it's good to see you back and catching back up.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day. Love and hugs all around. ♥

  2. I love kale. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for all your nice comments!

  3. I'm not really a fan of kale but that does sound really good.

  4. Kathe,

    Kale is one of those super foods, right? I'm not sure that I've had kale, if I have it's been too long ago for me to remember what it's tastes like but I tend to think that it's one of those bitter leafy greens. Am I right? Of course, it probably tastes different in soup which I'm more than willing to try at least once.


I love comments and will attempt to reply to each one. However, lately I have been getting "Unknown" comments that are linked to some sort of web page. I will never open this sort of comment and will immediately mark as spam. I am not interested in opening something that could be detrimental to my blog security etc. Never have enjoyed hackers! Thanks!