We have been reading the big book Yumbo Gumbo soup. On these cold winter days a bit of soup is always warming. We each brought a vegetable and ended up with kumara, potato, carrot, capsicum and onion. We put bay leaves, peppercorns, an oxo chicken stock cube, a packet of gravy and a can of tomatoes in too. We cooked it for five hours in a crock pot. It smelt yum and kept the learning zone warm. Then we all tried some. Some of us thought it was yummy and ate it all up and others of us did not like it.