3 stalks of celery
4 cloves of garlic
salt, pepper, basil, oregano to taste
2 T tomato paste
1 cup frozen peas
1 chopped bell pepper (de-seeded)
1 chopped zucchini
Chop and sauté the onions, celery, capsicum, courgette and garlic in a stewing pot, using enough oil for them to be moist. Add the seasonings to taste. Cover the mixture with water and then add several more cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook on low for 2 hours. Add water, and seasonings as needed. Adding the tomato paste to the stew, after an hour, adds a rich flavor and color.