Skip to main content

Barley Soup

I don't know where you are located, but I can tell you that here in New England, the weather has been cool.  Cool enough to crave a warm soup to have after work.  One of my favorite soups is oh so simple to make and can use what ever veggies you have on hand.  My grandparents used to make this soup with some beef and some marrow bones to add flavor. It's hearty without being over bearing, it's a good in between season soup. You can use beef stock, vegetable stock or chicken stock.

 Barley Soup

2 carrots sliced and diced
1 stalk celery sliced and diced
1 medium onion sliced and diced
1 small can chopped tomatoes or stewed tomatoes, up to you if you want to drain the liquid.
1-2 cups of other veggies-corn, peas, broccoli, asparagus-optional
1-2 qts broth of choice
1 cup pearl barley,rinsed
Olive Oil
salt, pepper, bay leaf.


Take a stock pot, put a glug of olive oil in the bottom of the pan and toss in your carrots, celery, and onions. Let the sweat and soften, about 5 minutes on medium low heat. Try not to carmalize.

When the carrots, celery and onions are soft, add in your broth, drained tomatoes, pearl barley and bay leaf. You can add your other veg too if you are so inclined.

Bring to a boil, then let simmer until the barley and other veg is cooked, which would be about 30 minutes give or take.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. Depending on how your stock is seasoned, you may need more or less salt.  I use about a teaspoon per two to three quarts of soup.

You can use more or less barley.  More barley, thicker soup, less barley, thinner soup. 

I don't like cooked celery, but like carrots and will often add more carrots. It's totally up to you.


Popular posts from this blog

चाहने वाला हूँ तेरा, देख ले दर्द ज़रा; तू जो वेइखे एक नज़र कारा लखान दा शुक्र सोहनीये! देख तू कह के मूझे , जान भी दे दूंगा तुझे; तेरा ऐसा हूँ दीवाना, तुने अब तक ये ना जाना हीरीए !!! --------------------------------------------- आ सोनी तेनू चाँद की मैं चूड़ी पहरावा, मैनू कर दे इशारा ते मैं डोली ले आंवा !!!


IN A 5 – STAR HOTEL GUEST ROOM:- 1. BED:- 1. Mattress (1) 2. Maters protector (1) 3. Bed sheet (2) 4. Night spread (1) 5. Blanket (1) 6. Pillows (2) 7. Bed cover (1) (Boisters) 2. ENTRANCE DOORS:- 1. Lire exit plan 2. DND card on the door know 3. Collect my laundry card 4. Please clean my room card 3. WARDROBE:- 1. Coat hangers 2. Skirt trouser hangers 3. Laundry bags 4. Pot 5. Extra blanket and pillows 6. Bed slippers 4. LOUNGE :- 1. Sofa,

Career Impact in times of Corona Virus

In the last few days, as India comes to terms with Covid-19 and struggles with dealing with this pandemic, one question several people are asking me relates to its impact on their careers. Coronavirus is what you hear everywhere these days. Public distancing and lockdowns are being touted as effective preventive measures to limit its spread. The highly contagious virus has brought the entire global economy to its knees. In this environment, what happens to our careers? Feb-March-April is a period when several corporates roll out their annual appraisal. Salaries are hiked, promotions granted, and career advancements planned. This year, however, things look not so promising for anyone as companies brace for adverse effects on balance sheets and glaring losses due to prolonged disruptions in businesses. Here is what you need to do, confined in your homes to thrive your career -  1) Work from home - Don't just pretend to work. Get some real work done. When this is all