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I thought this soup was fabulous! It was very thick, so next time I'm adding more stock. But the flavors blended beautifully -- delicious!!

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999281 December 16, 2008

Wonderful! I made it with out chicken and just a bit of "better than bullion." Omitted parsnip as I used a parsnip in a soup yesterday and didn't want to dig up another from the garden yet. Added about 5 leaves of fresh sage and left out the dill. Also, put the hand blender in after it had cooked and pureed enough of it to make a creamy sauce with the chunks. Really blends the flavors nicely.

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Angie3 November 09, 2008

Very hearty. I tasted along the way and up until I added the dill I really liked it. Next time I personally would omit the dill.

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WW Girl November 09, 2008

A fabulous recipe - it turns out that I really love barley. But the cherry on top of the cake was the comments from our 3 kids - all scoffed up in no time, even by our 10 months-old girl. A definite keeper.

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Spiritualized December 31, 2007

Really good soup. I made a few changes, not enough to affect the original. I used a leek instead of a Spanish onion. Instead of a parsnip, I used a wedge of rutabega. I prefer a mix of sweet and bitter. I used sage instead of dill. The dill just didn't seem right to me. Good soup.

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papergoddess October 25, 2007

Have made this thick and hearty soup enough times to know it is a keeper. Sweet potatoes are holiday fare at our house and already have extra on the shopping list to make a big pot of this delicious soup this coming week. Made as posted. It is a great combination of ingredients and seasonings that come together to make for a meal in itself kind of soup that we really enjoy. Thank you Winkki.

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Gerry April 03, 2007

Good. I did not have any parsnips so I did not add any and I forgot the dill. I also used canned sweet potatoes and cooked it less. Next time I will use 2 of the big cans of sweet potatoes (it needed more sweet potatoes- I had used 1 big can and one little can) and I will decrease the chicken broth and instead use the liquid from the sweet potato cans.

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CookQueen February 20, 2007

Delicious! We were all feeling a bit under the weather today - this was easy to prepare and seemed to perk everyone up. I used only 1 large yam (at least a 1 pounder) and it was more than enough. I also added a couple of pinches of "herbs de provance" and a couple of shakes of Mrs. Dash to bring out the subtle flavors. We'll definitely keep this one in active rotation file at our home.

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CAMom49 October 23, 2006

I'm with MELM. This soup just didn't come together. I used all the ingredients pretty much as described and made my own stock. All the ingredients are very mild flavoured exept for the dill which really stood out. Two other New England Soup recipes that I tried were excellent so I was a bit surprised at this one. It is as if it is missing an ingredient. In its favour it is very healthy and if you fine tune the dill it should make a good hearty meal.

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Chef @Oz August 22, 2006

I hate to give this such a low rating but it was really unedible. It was very bland and even adding a lot of extra chicken stock and seasoning no one would eat it. Hopefully I can rinse the liquid off and use this for some other dish so it is not all wasted.

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Queenofcamping August 20, 2006
New England Soup Factory's Sweet Potato Chicken Barley Soup