This hit the spot. I used chicken stock instead of the water and cubes, used dry herbs and only made half the recipe. Delicious. Made for Belly Warmers: Soups and Stews Event '09. :)
I'm with January Bride, there is nothing better than soup. I loved the original recipe and I love JanuaryBride's slow cook method as well. I'll save them both. Thanks a bunch.
Made and reviewed for Spring PAC. . . This soup is simple and lovely. . .I am a HUGE soup fan and this was a nice change to my standard chicken noodle soup recipe. I threw a whole chicken in the crockpot with the onions, carrots, celery, 2 cups broth and 1/2 cup wine yesterday; cooked on low for 8 hours. Then today, I simply boiled the barley in the broth with the herbs (used dried) for 45 minutes, throwing in the veggies and chicken for the last 15 minutes only. This is a great soup to freeze since the barley will hold up well to reheating! Thanks!