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Mmmmm….. mushroom soup!

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It’s been awhile since I shared a recipe. So when I picked up a lovely bunch of mushrooms, it was clearly time to make soup!

Feel free to mix it up, however the basic recipe includes:

  • A teaspoon of olive oil

    MMmm.... Mushroom Soup (Photo: Carissa Hickling)

    MMmm…. Mushroom Soup (Photo: Carissa Hickling)

  • 1 large onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • A biggish bunch of fresh mushroom, brushed and cut in chunks – a variety of mushrooms works well too!
  • 1 cup of white wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (or more if you like!) of barley
  • Veggie broth cube, dissolved in a cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of dried mixed Italian herbs
  • Lots of fresh ground black pepper and a pinch of salt

Easy peasy directions:

  • Heat the olive oil in a pot, saute the onions then add the mushrooms to saute them too
  • If in a boozy mode, add the white wine (brings out a nice extra flavour)
  • Put everything else into the pot
  • Add enough water to make a nice soup (yeah I know… duh… kind of the point, right?)
  • Cook until the barley is al dente or soft (your preference) – likely around 20 minutes
Purple Sweet Potato (Wikepedia)

Purple Sweet Potato (Wikepedia)

It is just that simple! I also added for a bit more substance, small chunks of sweet potato – the variety with a dark purple exterior and white inside – haven’t seen this anywhere other than India however rumour has it can be found in other parts of Asia.

Most important? Just enjoy with a multi grain toast or anything else that your palate fancies!

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  1. Delish! And yesterday, I found the bread to go with it, lol

  2. That looks good! It’s still cold around here, so soup is very much in my mind. How do you like Jakarta traffic? 🙂 Thankfully, you can eat Nasi Padang every day if you like.

  3. Although I couldn’t find where to comment on the SIM card post (because that time limit has already elapsed?), interesting to see Tata appear in your photo. They have a stranglehold on much of Indian commerce, no?

    Also, yep, if you buy an Indonesian SIM on the street, it’s very easy. At an Indosat/similar “official” office, you need a passport.

    • Weird?? Never heard of there being a time limit to posting comments… will look into it when have time / proper internet…

      As for that Tata DoCoMo card, its an old but still operational one used for our international guests. I got it in a fit of sentiment as a friend had shot their launch ad in New Zealand. 🙂

      Quite right – easy to get SIMs outside of India. I’m hoping I can just land and top up my old Telkomsel SIM.

      Also looking into picking up one of those portable Wi-Fi gadgets so can use that for data on both my laptop & phone as apparently internet in the Serviced Apt is quite pricey.

      Fingers crossed I shall be comfortably in the land of the connected in Jakarta soon!

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