Make a vegetable stock by pouring 500ml of boiling water from the kettle over 1 tbsp of dried mushrooms. Bring a deep pan of water to the boil then rain in 250g of pearl barley and bring it back to the boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 25-30 minutes till the grains are tender. They should still have a pleasingly chewy quality. Drain and set side. Peel and roughly chop a medium-sized onion. Warm […]