Day 253: Sausages with Kale & Pearl Barley

At the end of a chaotic weekend, tonight is the first night we’ve sat down together as a family to eat. We’re indulging in a comforting wintery meal of sausages with kale and pearl barley for this rain dominated day. The pearl barley takes the form of a risotto but seems more suited to wintery recipes, in contrast to traditional risotto rice more appropriate for summer tastes.


  • 1 x onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 x carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 x courgette, diced
  • 300g kale
  • 2 x sprigs of rosemary
  • 240g pearl barley 
  • 1 x litre veg stock

Sweat the onion and carrot in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the courgette, pearl barley and rosemary for a further minute.

Pour in the stock, season and bring to the boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the kale and cook for 5 more minutes until wilted.

Serve with (veggie) sausages.

This made the tastiest, most comforting and warming autumnal supper; an ideal way to finish the weekend off.

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