I fiddled with this recipe to suit me but it turned out wonderful anyway. I used fresh herbs, and I sauteed a leek along with the onion, celery and garlic. I also threw in a zucchini because I had one just sitting there. I think I added more water than you suggest, and I added a couple of bay leaves and a little basil as well. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I drained a can of whole ones and just chopped them a little. It made 20 cups and it tastes great, though next time I think I will add more cabbage!