Knit Together

Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together.
--Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cleaning Out

In an effort to free up refrigerator and cupboard space (less to move!), I made vegetable stock this morning, and then I used it to make a barley lentil soup. I improvised, and it is delicious.

Lentil Barley Soup

2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
10 cups of vegetable stock
2 tsp. dried oregano
ground black pepper to taste
dash of salt
1 cup pearl barley
1 cup red lentils

In a soup pot, sauté the onions, carrots, and garlic in the olive oil until just soft. Add the rest of the ingredients except the lentil and barley and bring to a boil. At boiling, add the barley and lentil and turn heat down to simmer; cover and simmer for 60 minutes or until the lentil and barley are soft. This makes a thick, hearty soup, about 10 cups.


  • At 2:55 AM, Anonymous Dipsy D. said…

    Oh, this sounds more than yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll try it out this weekend!


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