Mushroom Barley Soup

As we are coming to the last part of our holiday celebrations, I still have a few As we are coming to the last part of our holiday celebrations, I still have a few more traditional recipes to post. I am also very excited to report that with all the delicious holiday goodies, while traveling and eating out or in friends’ homes, my husband still managed to lose 11 lbs more! The secret is strict educated selection and portion control. Enjoy this delicious, yet quite dietetic soup, Beautiful People!

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Traditional Jewish comfort food, with history more ancient and undoubtedly more venerable than the ubiquitous “Jewish penicillin” – chicken soup, Mushroom Barley soup was served in my family during the holiday of Sukkos, the final one of the series of High Holidays. The end of October – beginning of November was already pretty chilly, so a thick, hot,and filling soup was always welcome, as the Sukkos meals are supposed to be eaten outside, in the booths especially constructed for this purpose. However, there are many other fall and winter soups, just as comforting and filling, so why barley?

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The real reason goes back to the Torah, where the land of Israel is called “a land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive and honey.” This interesting combination of two grains and five fruits, known as sheva minim (seven species), was celebrated two times during the…

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  1. Thanks. I love this soup

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    1. Thank you so much, Senor Roberto; so good of your to stop by!

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      1. A pleasure and honor

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  2. On reading this again I was amazed to see our exchange on the golden calf/corporate world, for that, once more, was what stood out for me

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    1. Thank you so much, Derrick, for focusing on one of the main themes.

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  3. That would hit the spot right now. 🍁🍂🌾

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail!

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  4. Mmmmm, it sounds like just what we will need when the cooler weather arrives.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dorothy; I am so glad you like it!

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  5. purpleslob says:

    Congrats to Mr on the addition 11 pounds!!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear purple person!

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      1. purpleslob says:

        My pleasure, Dolly!

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  6. I’ve been loving soups more & more! This morning it’s 26 here in Central Texas, while it’s double that in my wife’s hometown of Burlington Vermont! We’re having chicken soup today, yay! 😊

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    1. Ay! 26 is not human temperature! Enjoy your soup, dear friend, and thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      1. I know! Esp here in Austin! One’s lucky to even own a heavy coat, lol! Wife just let me know soup’s ‘bout ready, yay! 😊

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