My husband's favorite soup. It's really very good, and freezes well. Use vegetable stock for a vegetarian version ..
- Put the water, chicken boullion cubes and potatoes in a large sauscepan, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add asparagus and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
- Puree the soup in a blender until smooth.
- Return soup to pan, add the basil, salt and pepper.
- Cook until hot.
- Enjoy with sourdough rolls!