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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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14 Comments

  1. Delish! And yesterday, I found the bread to go with it, lol
    http://ladyofthecakes.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/bread-galore/

  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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