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       Title: Vegetarian Barley-Vegetable Soup
  Categories: Soups/stews, Vegetables
       Yield: 10 servings
       2 x  Med Onions, peeled & diced        1/2 ts Dried Thyme
       2 x  Lg Carrots, scraped & diced         2 ts Salt
       2 x  Stalks Celery, chopped            1/4 ts Pepper
       3 tb Butter or margarine                 1 c  Pearl Barley
 	    1 cn Tomatoes, chopped-1 lb 12 oz	     2 c  Frozen green beans or
      peas *
       8 c  Water                               1 tb Chopped fresh Dill
       1 ts Dried Basil                    
   *  (cut up up the frozen green beans or green peas to make 2 cups)
    Saute onions, carrots, and celery in heated butter or margarine in a
   large kettle for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, basil, thyme, salt, and
   pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley and lower heat. Cook slowly,
   covered, 1 1/2 hours, until barley is tender. Stir in beans or peas during
   last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove from heat and stir in dill.
     Serves 10-12.  Good for informal lunch or supper.