Combine all "The brew" ingredients and simmer on low for 1 - 2 hours.
Stir "The veges" into the brew. Simmer for a further 30 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
Variations: use whatever vegetables you like and they can be as coarse or fine as you want.Serving: crusty bread is a great accompaniment.Storage: the soup keeps well in the fridge for a few days and can be frozen for up to 3 months. After a day the soup becomes quite thick and may require thinning with some additional water or stock.