It takes a long time to prepare but the results are worth it.I made this for dinner last night and it was perfect warming winter food.
This is the most time consuming part of the recipe, it can take a couple of months! You need to grow a variety of vegetables. This step involves digging the soil, mulching, weeding, watering and a lot of love.
Harvesting. This is best done as close to when you want to cook your soup as possible. It is a wonderful feeling eating something that you know was alive only a couple of hours ago. It still amazes me when I walk inn the garden and see all this delicious food that has seemingly arrived in my garden from nowhere.
I picked a whole bunch of celery, some curly kale(or Chinese broccoli) 10 radishes, 2 turnips, 2 spring onions and a pumpkin.
Wash and roughly chop the veggies. This stage may involve you having to rescue the tiny green tree frog out of your bunch of celery. Give the frog to the children to take back to the garden.
Put the vegetables into a large soup pot with a sprig each of rosemary and thyme and three bay leaves. Cover with fresh rainwater, collected off the roof and bring to the boil.
While it comes to the boil quickly run up to the garden to pick the broccoli you forgot to pick before . Chop and add to the soup
Now have the children light a campfire so they can cook toast to go with the soup
Step 6 For atmosphere you can get your wwoofer to show the children how to make mandarin lanterns. Place these around the fire.
Step 7 Season the soup with salt and pepper. Serve with slightly burnt toast and sit back around the campfire and enjoy the fruits of your labours.