Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lucky Irish Soup

Irish Birthday Soup
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"Love doesn't sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new."
-Ursula K. LeGuin in The Lathe of Heaven

My firstborn son was born just days before St. Patrick's Day, which made his arrival even more festive since we have an Irish heritage. We gave him a Gaelic name, and down the line passed to him a strength of spirit and goodness of heart that I continue to celebrate each and every day and year. This birthday, I made him our family's traditional and well-loved potato mushroom soup with dill... very good Irish fare! 

Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend overflowing with blessings and the "Luck O' the Irish"...
Happy Birthday, Son... you are so loved! 


kiki said...

I want a BIG bowl, with a BIG hug from your BIG son on his BIG day! Happie Birthday Ryan Ellis, with love from Aunt Kiki xoxo

Anonymous said...

That soup does look so good! Hope Ryan and all his family enjoyed his birthday celebration!!

karen-holmes said...

*kiki - message relayed and was very appreciated! fun birthday! xok.

karen-holmes said...

*pam - so good to hear from you! we had such fun... and Ryan loved the soup! I also took homemade chocolate chip cookies, which were a hit, too! how lovely to be a mom to such a great guy! xok.

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