Sunday, January 23, 2011


1 lb stew beef or hamburger
8 cups water
1 pkg beef bouillon
14 oz can of tomatoes
1 cup celery (chopped fine)
1 cup carrots
1 cup onion
1/2 cup barley
1/4 cup parsley
salt and pepper, to taste
garlic to taste (optional)
Brown beef In 2 tbsp. oil. Add 8 cups water to pot and boil, then simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove meat and shred.

Dissolve bouillon in 1/2 cup of water. Add vegetables and bouillon to pot. Add barley, parsley spices and meat.

Simmer until barley is cooked.




About Me and My Kitchen

When I was a kid I remember when my mom had gone out I used to skip into the kitchen secretly and experiment what ever I could. One day I remember having prepared meat Puff and can you imagine a dog that does not eat something made with meat yes our Jimmy did so. I would have stopped experimenting at that time if it was not for my younger sister who ate the puffs and said "good, you could make it a bit more better. She was always like that though I knew I was a bad cook, she always used to taste what ever I prepared and encouraged me in preparing more and more.

Thus after many years, I cannot say I am an expert cook but my hubby especially encourages me to prepare more and more. But he always says rather than Naadan( local or common) food I am good in preparing some chinese or some continental food. So my experiments were more in that rather than the naadan food, may be because I am fond of that. Now my inspiration and support for cooking is my son who is my greatest fan and encourages me to try out variety..

So lets start of with some naadan food which I prepare and then later go into my experiments I think that would be much better.........