Welcome back to my Kitchen!!! Somehow the last couple of months have gone by without me putting an April recipe up so you will all be lucky enough this month to get two great soup recipes ready for the Winter months ahead!!!
My mum was a great lover of soups and crusty bread. During the winter months you could smell the beautiful aromas coming from her big Soup Pots in her kitchen.
Barley is the world’s most valuable grain which is a good source of dietary fibre which can be great not just in soups, but in salads and risotto.
This recipe is an old favourite to enjoy!!!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 rashers bacon, chopped (about 125g)
3 leeks, sliced into 1cm rounds
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 sticks celery, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/4 litres chicken stock
1/2 cup pearl barley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, to serve
A warming winter soup that tastes good and is good for you. Serve with warm, crusty ciabatta on the side.