Willow Bark Farm

  (Grand Tower, Illinois)
Farming In Southern Illinois

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Comfort Food On A Rainy Day

When I woke up this morning it was cold and rainy outside.

I finished my morning farm chores. Then came inside to start lunch for our family.

On days like this only certain foods will do. It was the perfect day for a comfort food. Comfort foods are warm and nourishing.

What was on the menu? Potato soup of course!

This is my recipe for potato soup. Our family loves this simple and wholesome food. This recipes makes enough to serve 4.


  • 6  Medium Potatoes ( Peeled, Washed & Diced)
  • 1  teaspoon of sea salt (More or less as you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • small bunch of fresh garlic chives (chopped small) optional
  • 1- 12 ounce can of evaporated milk (Carnation is my favorite)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground thyme
  • Water


In a large sauce pot add chopped potatoes. Add enough water to cover potatoes a couple inches in the pot. Bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and ground thyme. Stir. Turn down heat and cook slowly until potatoes are fork tender. Make sure that potatoes do not run out of water. If needed add more water to continue cooking. Stir occassionally to prevent the potatoes from sticking. Do not drain the water from the potatoes, the water gives the soup a nice potato flavor. Add in parsely, chopped chives and evaporated milk. Bring back to a boil and stir. Turn down the heat and allow the soup to simmer for ten minutes. Serve warm.

We like to add in a little shredded cheddar cheese into our bowls. This adds a creamy flavor.

This soup is good anytime of year.

I hope that you enjoy this simple country soup!

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