Building traditions

In order to mark the Autumn Equinox, we made our, now traditional, Stone Soup. For this activity, everyone brings something to add to a pot and we make and share the resulting soup.

My family had just been to our allotment so chose one of our rather large courgettes to bring with us.

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The group met at the local meadow, found some wooden pallets to be a makeshift food preparation surface, lit a fire and set to chopping up the veg.

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We started the soup on a camping stove but, once the fire was hot enough, the pot was transferred to the fire.

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While we waited for the soup to cook we told the story of Stone Soup – about a traveller who comes to a village where food is scarce and starts to make “stone soup” by boiling a stone in water. The traveller asks the villagers for first an onion to enhance the soup and then a carrot and a potato etc until each of the villagers have contributed something to the pot. They all ate together and enjoy a wonderful meal that they could not have cooked alone.

Not long after the story it was time for us to eat our stone soup.

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As we ate, some of us remembered the soup we had made last year..

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Stone Soup 2014

…and the year before.

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Stone Soup 2013

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