Wow! What a winner! This soup was fantastic! I made it exactly as written, serving it with pumpernickle croutons at the table. Instead of working to finely dice the veggies, I just shredded them on my box grater. Worked great!
This is soup is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Like the previous reviewer I too grated my veggies and I didn't have the bitters. I plan on setting out individuals bowls of broccoli, ham, potatoes, etc so each person can customize their soup BUT it is fabulous on its own with no add ins...only complaint..wish it were lower in calories haha. Thanks for posting!