Delicious! The mushroom lovers in my family (myself included) loved this soup. I used 2 very large portabello mushrooms, 8 oz. white mushrooms, and 4 oz. shitake mushrooms. Also, I increased the carrots and celery to 1-1/2 cups each and used both a bay leaf and the dried basil. The directions called for parsley but, there wasn't any parsley listed in the ingredients. I used 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley and it worked out fine. Thank you for sharing this delicious, hardy soup! I made this for PAC 2007.