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Mushroom and Barley Soup

2-3 t. butter or oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups fresh sliced mushrooms (1/2 pound)
1-2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 T dry white wine
1/2 t dried thyme
1 1/2 cup washed barley
1/2 cup soy flakes (optional)
8 cups broth (use your favorite)
salt and pepper to taste
2 T chopped fresh dill or 1 T dried
1-2 T dry sherry

Saute the onion in the fat until translucent. Add mushrooms and garlic, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and thyme, saute another 3 minutes. Add barley, stir and saute another 3 min. Addd the soy flakes and the broth, bring to a full boil and reduce to simmer, for 40 min. Season with salt and pepper, stir in sherry and dill.

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