My friend Margie says this soup smells like an Italian restaurant. I think that is a good thing. Perhaps while eating it you will hum Billy Joel’s Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. With a texture similar to risotto, this barley soup is hearty enough to warm you up even on the coldest of fall evenings (hence the foliage picture!). The roasted vegetables add contrasting colors and textures making the soup fun to gaze at, longingly. They also make the soup quite pretty – you might want to dress it up and take it the prom. Or not – that might be a bit weird. I personally love barley soups. I love curling up with a bowl of this soup on a cold night and slowly savoring each bite. Sometimes we watch 80’s movies together.
Ingredients (in no particular order): Roasted fall vegetables including carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onion, olive oil, garlic, barley, sage, salt, pepper, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Chunky