Mushroom and Barley Soup

1 large onion diced 1 bay leaf, crumbled 3 tablespoons margarine (or butter, or oil) 250g  mushrooms sliced 2 tablespoons flour (optional) 8 cups water 2/3 cup of pearl barley (cleaned and rinsed in colander) 1 stalk celery diced 1 carrot diced salt and pepper to taste Saute onion and bay leaf till tender. Add […]

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Creamy Salmon Soup

Fish soups are especially popular in Finland: the locals love to feast on kalakateto soup, which includes potatoes, onions, milk, and directly fish. This dish has an improved variation – lohikaytto. This soup is often prepared for the holidays. Unlike kalakeytto, lohikaytto is made exclusively from salmon, and instead of milk fat, the cream is […]

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