OLD WORLD VEGETABLE SOUP- A soup that eats like a meal. This is the best vegetable soup you will ever make. It's that good!

Most of you know that we are huge soup eaters here at StoneGable! And I’m thrilled to be sharing one of my families most coveted soup recipes. My mother, grandmother, her mother and generations before made this better-than-scrumptious old word VEGETABLE SOUP! I still follow the recipe that has been passed down for generations! It’s the best veggie soup you will ever eat… not bragging, just truth! Try it once and you will be hooked. And I’m serving it up with an impressive hand made ladle from Polder Old World Kitchen. They are giving one lucky StoneGable reader a very generous GIVEAWAY!

 StoneGable Vegetable Soup has that old world, cooked all day taste while using today’s freshest ingredients. It takes time but is so easy to make. And the reward is amazing! The broth is beefy and hearty and flavorful and the veggies are soft and bite sized! YUM!

OLD WORLD VEGETABLE SOUP- A soup that eats like a meal. This is the best vegetable soup you will ever make. It's that good!

Don’t you love my beautiful new ladle from Polder World Kitchen? The bowl is perfect for scooping out lots of veggie soup goodness!  I am literally scooping out my soup with a real work of art!

OLD WORLD VEGETABLE SOUP- A soup that eats like a meal. This is the best vegetable soup you will ever make. It's that good!


And the handle is sublime. I hang it next to my cooktop!

Polder Dreamware is like nothing I have ever seen or handled before. They are small masterpieces, perfectly fitted to the hand and for a job!

My spoons and ladle will be passed down and go from my kitchen to my posterity! I love the idea of my grandchildren passing them down to their children and grandchildren. I love thinking about  all the family hands that will work with the spoons and measuring cups and ladle. Amazing thought! 


Make sure you enter the POLDER WORLD KITCHEN LARGE LADLE Giveaway… A $599.00 VALUE! Yes, you read that right! Isn’t that a generous giveaway? I told you the ladle is a work of art!!! Sooooo beautiful!


Now, let’s make soup!!!



This is the best vegetable soup you will ever make. Beefy and filled with yummy vegetables!
Print Recipe
Cook Time:2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 ~ 2 lb boneless chuck roast
  • 2 large soup bones with some meat on them. (I like shin bones)
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 1/2 large onions quartered
  • 1 cup dried beans I use navy beans
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 4 large celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cups carrots cut into rounds or 1 bag of baby carrots cut in half
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1/2 TBS pepper
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 cups fresh green beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 cups cabbage cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 turnips cut into 1/2 inch cubes * Do this! It makes such good flavor!
  • 3 large Idaho potatoes cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2/3 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 15 oz cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup alphabet noodles


  • In a large stock pot add the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Salt and pepper the meat and add it in bathes to the pot. Brown on all sides.
  • Add water, onions and dried beans to the meat in the stock pot and let simmer for 2 hours, skimming the top of the water occasionally.
  • Add diced onions, celery, carrots, salt and pepper. Bring back to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the meat and let it cool enough to be shredded.
  • Add the barley, green beans, cabbage, turnips, potatoes, corn, peas and stewed tomatoes. Bring back to a simmer and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add alphabet noodles and meat. Stir everything together. Serve piping hot!


Feel free add or subtract veggies you like. Please make this with the turnips. They add a wonderful flavor!
Adapted from a heritage recipe
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable

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A big thank you to Polder Old World Kitchen for this amazing and generous giveaway!!!! Wouldn’t a piece of their Dreamware be the perfect Christmas gift for the cooks (like me, Bobby!) in our lives! A true piece to be passed down!


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  1. Jeannette Olton says:

    Oh my goodness how I love old world craftsmanship! And Polder certainly does not disappoint. The ladle is gorgeous! I also have my eye on the measuring cups. I would feel transported to another time and place using these lovely tools in my kitchen.

    1. I have their 1/4 cup scoop, and it’s my go-to spoon for scooping and measuring! It’s beautiful!

  2. That ladle is gorgeous! I like any of the tools used for cooking. If I had to pick one, I’d pick the Best All Purpose Spoon.

  3. Christi {Jealous Hands} says:

    What a fun giveaway! I would love to have an Original Ladle Spoon!

  4. Beautiful! Love that long-handled tasting spoon, but all their products are exquisitely made.

  5. The soup looks delicious and what a beautiful ladle! All the Polder items are gorgeous…it’s hard to pick! I do love the measuring cups and spoons!

  6. Love the unique tall spurtle whisk. They are all beautiful utensils. Can’t wait to try your soup, Yvonne!

  7. Crystal Howley says:

    Wow! That ladle is impressively gorgeous!!!!! I love that piece and when I went to the website the Spurtle took my breath away. Honestly they all took my breath away!! This ladle…must have!!!!

  8. I love to serve soups in the fall and winter and would love the ladle. All of their items are gorgeous.

  9. Lanita Anderson says:

    What beautiful products….oh my!! I enjoyed perusing their products and would enjoy using the two cup measuring cup/bowl and the long handled spoons. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity – hope I’m the lucky winner! The soup looks wonderful, too….I’m pinning for future reference.

  10. Can’t wait to try your soup. I agree. Put the turnips in. My husband will say he doesn’t like them but eats them in the soup! Love the ladle! As always, your posts are great.

  11. Love, love, love that soup ladle!

  12. my absolute favorite is the spurtle,i think it would be very beautiful and useful.

  13. The ladle is a work of art. In addition to the stunning soup ladle you have showcased, I would like to be the proud owner of an Italian Villa spoon; what a beauty.

  14. This website is gorgeous…so glad you introduced it to us. I would like a chance to win those beautiful wooden measuring spoons.

  15. The soup ladle! Beautiful. Any of their products would be a much needed addition to any woman’s kitchen. So unique!

  16. The soup ladle is gorgeous!!

  17. Vicky from Athens says:

    I look forward to trying your yummy soup recipe – so perfect for this time of year. The Polder utensils really are works of art!! Winning any piece would be such a treat! I think one of my favorites is the roux spoon. Thanks for the chance to win one of these wonderful pieces and also for introducing me to the world of Polder!

  18. It would have to be the rolling pin. I’ve had my eye on one for a while.

  19. I’m jumping on board with the crowd and saying that the soup ladle is my favourite – although those measuring cups are so beautiful I wouldn’t want to use them.

    1. They are the next thing I have my eye on! I bet they feel marvelous in hand!

  20. Sherri Gonyier says:

    They are all gorgeous, I think I would choose the scoops and or measuring cups! Thank You.

  21. bev miller says:

    The ladel is a work of art…… my favorite

  22. Love the soup ladle and can’t wait to try your soup recipe.

  23. I love chili and veggie soup. So the ladle would be great !

  24. The Soup ladle is beautiful. I love Soup too.

  25. The beautiful Salad Set is my favorite! It is lovely to look at and would be delightful to own!

  26. Debra Wilbourn says:

    I will definitely make this soup. Always looking for new recipes. The ladle is gorgeous–almost to nice to use!!

  27. Martha Whitten says:

    We eat a lot of one pot meals at our house so the beautiful ladle would be a joy to have in our kitchen. When not in use, just to look at!

  28. Laurene Shewan says:

    The tall spurtle whisk would be an asset to any kitchen with those “hard to reach” beverage containers. What a treasured heirloom.

  29. Candy Weaver says:

    Wow, wow, wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with the wooden measuring cups and the large wooden ladle.

  30. The Coffee Spoon Set and Measuring Spoons are gorgeous!

  31. Classic salad serving set. Actually they’re all works of art.

  32. I would appreciate ANYTHING they make. My utensils are a sorry mess! That ladle sure is beautiful!

  33. Everything they have is great, would love to have one of the scoops!

  34. Julia Amaki says:

    I adore the ladle. It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to try your soup recipe!

  35. Judy C in NC says:

    Well, there are so many extra wonderful items, but since I have to choose – If I cannot win the large soup ladle, I would want the small soup ladle. What can I say, I looovvveee that design. Thanks Yvonne for having such a tremendous giveaway. Judy C

  36. Anne Haun says:

    I love the classic salad serving set.

  37. I love the original ladle spoon. What beautiful craftsmanship!

  38. How wonderful to have the chance to win a piece of art. In love with that soup ladle, but I think I would be afraid to use it. Call it art for the kitchen….beautiful pieces, too many to pick from, but I do like the small roux spoon and the flour scoop and……

  39. Good morning Yvonne, Can’t wait to try your soup. Thanks for the giveaway . I think they are all gorgeous, coffee spoons for sure!

  40. I’ve actually have been following them on instagram for awhile now. Isn’t “spurtle” fun to say? I adore everything in their collection.
    Fingers crossed.

  41. Anything and everything! But especially the spurtles!

  42. Kristen Shields says:

    Wow, that ladle is gorgeous and I have never owned anything quite so nice to work with in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing and now I am going to have to go check them out.

  43. I think I just fell in love with that simple scoop.

  44. Hi Yvonne, Thank you for the chance to win this amazing work of art. Would love to have that ladle or any one of their pieces and pass it down from generation to generation.
    Your soup sounds amazing and I look forward to making it sometime soon. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.
    God Bless,
    Diane M.

  45. Sandra L Hying McFadden says:

    I like the Simple Scoop as my first choice.

  46. robyn donnelly says:

    I would like the gourmet wood utensil set.

  47. I would be so happy to receive this super work of art, would make cooking so much fun. I also think the measuring cups would not only display beautifully but be just what my recipes would need. Thanks so much for the offer.
    God Bless,

  48. My fav is the Ultimate Dreamware Collection, but they are all absolute works of art!!

  49. The Classic Serving Spoon is a work of art!

  50. I’m confused by a few things in the recipe.
    1. Step 1 says add the meat “in bathes” Meaning ______??
    2. Do you add the soup bones in step 2?
    3. I have to leave out barley (and the noodles) due to severe gluten-intolerance. Should I add anything in their place such as a little cornstarch, assuming the barley might add some thickening quality as well as flavor?
    Thank you!!! I think my husband and I ate a piping hot bowl of this kind of soup years ago outside on a cold, autumn day at an old settlers’ type fair in a park. SO good, especially eaten outside in the cold! I’ve been wondering what soup it was all these years!!! 😀
    *Love your blog and Facebook posts!*

  51. The Tall Spurtle Whisk looks perfect for so many tasks!

  52. I would love the Ultimate Dreamware collection!

  53. The measuring spoon set is absolutely beautiful!!

  54. I’m a potter specializing in soup tureens. I make my own ladles, but have always wanted a wooden one as they don’t chip the edges! I do hope I win. I don’t do social media, but I’ve passed this onto my friends. I hope that counts. 🙂

  55. I just love the Amelia spoon, the cookie spatula and of course that amazing ladle. The Polder craftsmanship is outstanding in every way. Wow. What a treat to spend time on their website.

  56. I will be making the vegetable soup this week – it looks delicious. I would purchase the large minimalist wooden spoon.

  57. They are all beautiful. I like the ultimate cooking set

  58. All are beautiful but the *NEW* ORIGINAL LADLE SPOON caught my eye.

  59. I would love to have the Tall Spurtle Whisk, looks perfect for making a good roux.

  60. I would love the measuring cups or spoons! Everything is amazing and would be heirlooms for future generations!

  61. For practicality, I’d have to go with the gorgeous ladle, but there’s something about their flour scoop that speaks to all of my farmhouse fantasies!

  62. Hi Yvonne. My favorite is The Simple Scoop. Their items are so pretty. Just to have one in a untensil jar next to a stove would be divine. Happy Fall. Love all your ideas and pins.
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  63. I’d like the Original Ladle Spoon.

  64. Sharon B. says:

    Polder Old World Kitchen has amazingly beautiful kitchen utensils. I can see why this would be a lovely item to past down to Grandchildren. I love the large wooden soup ladle. I have two granddaughters one eleven and one three. I am always telling them that someday they will have Grammy’s measuring spoons and some of my baking items. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely giveaway!
    Printed your soup recipe and look forward to making it soon.

  65. I love the workmanship of Polder Old World Kitchen! I think the elegance of the large soup ladle is my favorite but they are all beautiful.

  66. nadya kotik says:


  67. Lisa Cooper says:

    Beautiful! I love them all, but especially the scoop and the shuttle.

  68. Love the simplicity of line in their designs. Love the graceful handle on the ladle. That would be something to pass down.

  69. Lisa Cooper says:

    Ahhhh, autocorrect got me again! I meant to say spurtle.

  70. Cheryl Foley says:

    That ladle is amazing!! I want it all, actually. LOL

  71. Kelly Otwell says:

    Everything in their catalog is absolutely beautiful. I don’t think I can choose just one piece. I love the soup ladle you featured as well as the salad servers.

  72. Definitely the Koa wooden scoops – all are beautiful!

  73. I like the large ladle spoon / gumbo spoon.

  74. WOW! I had NO idea! I still use the wooden spoons I bought back in the 70s. These are works of art. I had no idea wooden utensils like these existed. I am sure anything they make would be wonderful for the kitchen. Very nice!

  75. The measuring cups ,the chef spoon, where do I stop?? The craftsmanship is amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  76. THAT ladle is to die for So beautiful and useful this time of year The measuring cups and spoons are very nice and that spurtle whisk looks interesting Thanks
    Linda m

  77. I love the Mew Original Ladle Spoon!

  78. I love the mesuring spoons. They are pretty.

  79. I would love to have the Large Minimalist Wooden Spoon!

  80. Wow! I would love anything! Everything is so beautiful. Going to the store today to get the ingredients to make this soup.

    Have a blessed day, Yvonne! (and everyone!)

  81. Beverly O says:

    I’d love any piece!

  82. Although I really like all of the ladles, the large soup ladle is my favorite! I love the curve at the serving end! 🙂

  83. My hubs made vegetable soup today while watching football. Don’t they go together? No turnips however, the store did not have any. He usually adds a bay leaf. Our French bread is cooking in the oven. A ladle pictured would round out the day. Happy Fall, it’s my favorite.

    1. Sound like perfection. As I’m answering this Kathryn we are watching football too. But our Eagles are not doing well and my husband is yelling at the coach and team through the tv. I tell him he needs to yell a little louder so that can hear him real good. So funny!

  84. Oh my! These take me breath away- they are beautiful works of art! In addition to the beautiful soup ladle, I would love the spatula set.

  85. That ladle is stunning! I also very much like the Best All Purpose Spoon and the beautiful measuring cups.

  86. Sharon B. says:

    That ladle is absolutely gorgeous! I also really love the Farmer’s Wife Spoon. It’s beautiful. You’re right, these spoons really are works of art.

  87. Christy Qualin says:

    Love that Polder simple scoop.

  88. I also very much like the measuring cups and spoons!

  89. I would love to own their ORIGINAL LADLE SPOON

  90. That ladle is gorgeous! I would love to see it decked out in a rustic holiday setting. *swoon* As for my favorites… the wooden measuring cups, minimalist double measuring spoon, and the ultimate spatula set are definitely on my list. Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway!

  91. Debbie W. says:

    The wooden spoons are beautiful; my 1st choice would be the new large minimalist spoon.

  92. Brenda G. says:

    I like the that’s darling measuring cups.

  93. The large minimalist spoon!

  94. Nancy Griffiths says:

    Dreamy…My favorite was the minimalist measuring spoons! So neat with the extra long handles!

  95. Oh, my gosh, what beautiful spoons and scoops!! I love everything, but if I have to pick it would be the Large Ladle or the Measuring Cups, Minimalist Spoons or Spurtles or ANYTHING!! I love them all!! Thank you for such a nice giveaway!

  96. Debbie Reynolds says:

    It has been a while since I have seen such beautiful workmanship!! Of course, the ladle is gorgeous and I would love to own it. I also love the ultimate spatula collection and the measuring cups!

  97. Oh my! They are indeed works of art. I’m intrigued by the Tall Sprtle Whisk…but I think my first choice would be the Simple Scoop. So beautiful, all of them!

  98. What beautiful products. Of course I love the ladle !! Thank you for the chance to win.

  99. Beautiful! Nice to see that we still have craftsman in this fast paced world! Going to try your soup!

  100. Every piece is just so beautiful…I do love the soup ladle! Your recipe looks delicious..I am visiting Grandchildren and soup is on my list make!

  101. Cathy B*****y says:

    What awesome kitchen artistry!! I am in search of both the French Rolling Pin and the Large Wooden Soup Ladle for some time now. Both of these would be cherished pieces in my kitchen…. treasured and loved! I also would love to add to the collection with the Worlds Best Cookie Spatula, the new Cookie Dough Scoop, the Wooden Measuring Cups, and the Southern Hostess Serving Spoon! What a great recipe and giveaway. Thank you for introducing us to this beautiful artisan kitchenware!
    Cathy B
    anambitlife at yahoo

  102. I like the simple scoop

  103. Where did u get yr lampshade over yr kitchen sink. Jane

  104. Lillian Lane says:

    I love the classic salad serving set. It is gorgeous.

  105. Love that soup! We serve soup quite often in our home. (Except when the grand kids come over then it’s soup for adults and mac and cheese for the grandchildren). I vote for the rolling pin, the southern bell scoop and the man size spurtle, well actually I love all of it. They are definitely a work of art. Love this collection! Would love to have an artisian work of art in my kitchen!

  106. I would love to win the Artisan Coffee Scoop Set! They are just beautiful!!! I would love to feel them in my hands! Thank you for the soup recipe and the chance to enter this contest!

  107. I would Love the Italian Villa spoon. It has such an elegant Tuscan look! But I would use it for serving foods from all over the world. But, especially all the variation of pastas from the diverse regions in Italy—tagliatelle from Puglia, Bigoli from the Veneto, tortellini from Lombardi, Linguine from Campania. Lasagna from Calabria, Strangozzi from Umbria,and Parpardelle from Tuscany.
    And , of course the Classic Salad Serving set. How elegant it would look serving greens and other salads.
    These beautiful tools such cooking inspiration and enjoyment!

  108. Could you do the soup in a crockpot?

    1. Yes. I would brown my meats well and also cook my onions, celery and carrots in the meat juices until the onions are translucent and then put it in a slow cooker. Give it a try and tell me how it works for you.

  109. Exquisite craftsmanship! My dad worked with wood and I know it is a labor of love.
    So many beautiful pieces. I liked everything. Especially the grain scoops, measuring spoons, ice cream scoop, all the unique long handled items..everything.

  110. The simple scoop is just my style. Everything they make is beautiful! I have family antique butter paddles and butter mold, so I have a deep appreciation for wooden utensils. Of course, mine are definitely more utilitarian looking!

  111. I like the Large Minimalist Wooden Spoon.
    Actually, i like it ALL but that’s my favorite this hour!

  112. Karen Cadden says:

    Can’t wait to try this soup recipe!

  113. We eat soup almost every day during fall and winter. I love to cook and would just be so happy to have the ladle.
    What a lovely work of art!!??

  114. Sue O'Quinn says:

    The soup looks delicious and the ladle is beautiful. I was unable to sign up for the giveaway.

    1. Sue, that is an old giveaway. Please go to my most recent posts (those in December). I’m giving away a $200.00 Visa Gift Card!

  115. I’ve never had turnips, but you’ve convinced me to use them in this soup! It looks amazing and so does the ladle which is truly a piece of art! How do you enter the giveaway contest for the ladle?
    Thank you !

  116. What a gorgeous piece of art. It would look so good hanging on the wall.