1/11/18 South Heart, North Dakota

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting Inc. 

With the entire state in double digits below zero (with anywhere from 20 – 30 degrees below zero wind chill factor), today is a good day for soup.

I snatched this recipe from Kiddo (worked with her at a little local restaurant). I love this woman’s cooking and wit! Not only is it as easy as she said but it’s so good it tastes like a secret!

Kiddo's Tomato Soup
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  • 1 gallon of canned tomatoes (prefer buying diced so I don’t have to)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of baking soda
  • One onion - chopped
  • Several stalks of celery - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon season salt (Lawry's) 
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 quarts of cream
  • Parsley Flakes


  1. Saute onion and celery in butter.
  2. Put tomatoes in a pot and bring to a low boil.
  3. Add baking soda and remove from heat. Stir the froth down and return to the stove. The soda takes the acidity out of the tomatoes and it simply is smooth and perfect for the North Dakota winters.
  4. Add sauteed veggies, season salt and chicken broth to tomatoes.
  5. When soup is warmed through, add cream and parsley flakes.

A grilled ham and cheese sandwich is a great companion to this soup!

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Definition of a HarvestHER - a strong woman willing to do whatever it takes to get the harvest in. She must have these qualities: 1. Be ready to go at the drop of a hat...sometimes without a lunchbox. 2. Has removed the word impossible from her vocabulary! 3. Can hold a baby, take care of a toddler and drive a tractor or combine all at the same time. 4. Must be able to cook for a crew - large or small. 5. Must be able to read minds. 6. Must be able to banter with a parts man until he realizes you DO know what you're talking about. 7. Must be the entertainment director for those rainy days. 8. Be a wife, mom, friend, helper, cook, problem solver, taxi driver or extra crew hand at all times. 9. Can handle the call that makes you react, "You need what? When?" Dropping everything you're doing to make it happen. 10. At the end of the day say, "I really do love this life".

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