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daily parcels * tied up in string *

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Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia

I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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July 08, 2005

like Grandma use to make ~ comfort food ~ July 8

my grandma had 7 boys !!! and an old wood stove * every week she would cook up a huge pot of soup * starting Friday it went right through to the following Thursday * simmering away and being added to when it got low * a few carrots * a handful of barley * parsnips and onions * just delicious and certainly food that warms your soul * every time I make it I am taken to times past * a little girl sitting at my grandmas' table

I start with approx 6 cups of beef stock ( I use cubes ) * 500g diced beef - chuck or stewing steak is good as long as it is quite lean * 2 onions finely chopped * 3-4 carrots peeled and sliced * 3 sticks of celery sliced * 1 clove crushed garlic * cracked pepper & salt * I put this all into my big soup pot and bring to the boil * then slowly simmer for 1 hour * rinse 1 cup of pearl barley then put in the pot & peel & grate 1 peeled swede/turnip - stir into soup * simmer for another 2 hours * stir occasionally * the longer and slower it cooks the better * serve with bread * delish !!! ** add more water if needed during cooking process **


Blogger melissa said...

This sounds so good...just plain old comfort food.

Thanks for sharing!

1:06 am  
Anonymous Amy said...

mmm yum comfort food, isn't it great to have those lovely memories of grandparents? My grandmothers were the same.

6:15 am  

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