Prep 18 mins
Cook 15 mins
America’s Sweetheart, Glady’s Marie Smith, saw the light of day in 1893 at 175 University Avenue in Toronto. When the house was torn down in 1943, she had 20 bricks shipped to her in Hollywoood. The Film Encyclopedia describes her as “the most popular star in screen history,” This easy to prepare Canadian soup was served many times to blasé but appreciative guests at fabulous dinner parties in her gracious home, Pickfair, according to Hedda Hopper.
- 5 cups homemade chicken stock
- 2 cups mixed vegetables, unpeeled, scrubbed and grated (see below)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup noodles or 1⁄2 cup shell pasta
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 cups greens, chopped (see below) or 2 cups torn greens (see below)
- black pepper, freshly ground
- seasoned croutons or grated cheese
- Bring stock to boil. Add vegetables (carrots, green onions, yellow turnip, celery, green peas or any combination of what you have on hand) and garlic and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Add noodles or pasta. Simmer for 4 minutes.
- Add parsley and greens (washed spring dandelion, spinach, Romaine lettuce, celery leaves or any combination of what you have on hand). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add pepper, taste, adjust seasoning and turn off heat. Serve within 10 minutes with seasoned croutons or grated cheese. 4 servings.
- The Memory Lane Cookbook Etienne Poirier, Jr.