True Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients turnip;onion;carrot;pumpkin;beans;peas;
tomato;silverbeet; olive oil; bay leaves;
pearl barley (soaked o’night) and lima beans (soaked o’night) salt and pepper to taste; vege stock (1 lt min.)
Instructions slice all veges into dice (except peas); saute onion in olive oil in large pot; add tomatoes, and then all other veges and pulses (except silverbeet); saute a few minutes; add cracked pepper and salt; add stock; (bring to boil and skim if necessary) and simmer 1-2hours; add silver beet and herbs - eg, marjoram, oregano, basil, parsley to taste. serve with grilled focaccia.