4 celery stalks chopped
1 red pepper diced
1 green pepper diced
4 carrots chopped
2 parsnips chopped
2 large potatoes diced
1/2  butternut squash diced
2 large zucchini diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch ground pepper
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon oregano leaves
1/2 cup chopped organic parsley
1 finely chopped chilli
1/2 grated apple if desired for a little sweetness.
1/2 cup barley to thicken
5 cups water


Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and bring to the boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until vegetables have softened.
Alternatively, all ingredients can be placed into a slow cooker on low setting and left to gently cook overnight.
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