Barley, carrot and celery soup.
(photo credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)
I love preparing soup for my family all year round.Whenever the weather turns cold and wintry, like it has been here and there over the last couple of months, I immediately put aside whatever ideas I had for dinner and prepare a nice, thick soup. Sometimes the soup is just one of the courses, but other times I serve it as the main course. The purpose of a good winter soup is to warm everyone up and also be filling. Sometimes I make vegetable soups with barley, or a nice meat-based soup.