‘Stone Soup’ Lunch Fundraiser.

A lunch with a difference. Come along on Sunday 24th August. 12:30pm-3:30pm.
Bring along one ingredient to contribute  and we will turn it into a feast! The lunch will be loosely based around Middle Eastern/ Meze so please bring along an ingredient that will fit the theme.

Suggested donation – £7 -please email info@mindfultherapies.org.uk to confirm your place.

If you have not heard of Stone Soup please see below:

Stone soup

Once upon a time there was a weary traveller. He travelled all day and all night until he reached a village. He was very hungry but had no food with him and no money to buy food.

So he decided visit one of the villager’s houses to ask if they could spare anything. He knocked on the door and an elderly lady answered.

‘I’m a weary traveller. I have been travelling all day and all night. I am very hungry but I have no food and no money to buy food. Can you please spare a small morsel?’

‘I’m sorry,’ replied the villager. ‘We had a very bad harvest this year.

All I have is these few carrots to last the whole winter. I’m sorry. I can’t help you.’

The weary traveller turned away and went to the next house. He knocked on the door and a young boy answered.

‘I’m a weary traveller. I have been travelling all day and all night. I am very hungry but I have no food and no money to buy food. Can you please spare a small morsel?’

‘I’m sorry,’ replied the villager. ‘My family is very poor. All we have is these few potatoes. I would get into trouble if I gave any away. I’m sorry. I can’t help you.’

The weary traveller turned away and went to the next house. He knocked on the door and a couple answered, each carrying a baby.  Four more children came to the door.

‘I’m a weary traveller. I have been travelling all day and all night. I am very hungry but I have no food and no money to buy food. Can you please spare a small morsel?’

‘I’m sorry,’ replied the villager. ‘All we have is this bag of lentils.

And we have so many moths to feel. I can’t help you.’

So the traveller turned away.

Suddenly the villagers heard a big commotion in the village square. They looked outside and saw the traveller had built a huge bonfire and had a large pot on the fire. Inside the pot was some boiling water and some stones.

‘What are you doing?’ asked the first villager ‘I’m making stone soup’ replied the traveller.

‘Stone soup?’ Exclaimed the next villager, ‘You can’t make stone soup!

Here – have a carrot.’

Then another villager came forward – ‘have a potato.’

Every villager donated a small amount of food to the pot. The soup was delicious and there was enough to feed the whole village.