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                           BARLEY-BUTTERMILK SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Barley
    1       qt           Water
      1/4   c            Finely diced red onion
    3       c            Buttermilk
      1/2   ts           Turmeric
      1/4   c            Finely chopped parsley
    2       tb           Finely chopped dill -- -ÿÿ
      1/2   ts           -Dried Dill
    1       tb           Finely chopped cilantro
    1       tb           Snipped chives
                         Freshly ground pepper
    1       d            Paprika or herb blossoms
                         -(if available, for garnish)
   RINSE THE BARLEY and put it in a pot with the water
   and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat,
   and simmer until the barley is tender, about 45
   minutes. Drain the barley. (The liquid can be reserved
   to use in another soup.) Toss the onions into the warm
   barley to wilt them slightly; then put the mixture in
   a soup bowl with the buttermilk. Stir in the turmeric
   and herbs and season to taste with additional salt.
   Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with
   freshly ground pepper and paprika or with a garnish of
   blossoms, such as chive blossoms, cilantro flowers or
   mustard petals. Makes 1 Quart
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