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Soup Time!

I love fresh fruit and vegetables and I don't see food prices going anywhere but up so over the last few years I have worked hard to build my garden where I grow a range of herbs, fruit, and vegetables (from Thai basil and thyme to pawpaw, sugar apple, passion fruit, cassava and tomatoes... just to name a few). Since I live on a hill and have very limestone rich soil, I compost everything I can to give the soil and my vegetables healthy nutrients. You should try composting too when you get a chance...

The result of this labour of love is that I get to make some wonderfully fresh and healthy meals either by what I grow in the yard or what I trade with others (pawpaw can get some great returns when trading!). I get to harvest wonderful flavors that are also good for you – What a combination!

This past week I took some of my pawpaw and visited a friend who is growing radishes, carrots, lettuce, and other vegetables that are a bit harder for me to grow on my hill. After a little bartering, I walked away with a fistful of radishes and greens and an idea for a great sweet potato and radish greens soup.

Before I got to work on the soup, my husband pitched that I try “twisting” my West Indian pumpkin soup with the radish greens, but I persisted and created my Sweet Potato and Radish Greens Soup instead. Why so? Because I had a flavor on my mind and wanted to try it out!

Here are the recipes for my new Sweet Potato and Radish Greens Soup and my West Indian Pumpkin Soup (to keep my husband happy). Please give them a try and let me know how things go for you on my Facebook page (just look up in the Facebook search) or email me at Or, if you have your own soup recipe that you want to share, then send that along as well or post it on Facebook. Eat, learn, love life, and enjoy!