This was tasty and easy to make. I minced the carrots, onions, green pepper, and celery quite fine, by hand. I also added a small amount of JalapeÃ±o. The potatoes I chopped small, but not as finely as the other vegetables. I also pre-cooked them gently for about 15 minutes in a separate pot, before adding them. I used our fresh Romas, peeled, and finely chopped. They added much to the recipe. It was good, however, I personally prefer either the Manhattan Clam Chowder, or the New England. This was interesting, and different. Made for Fall 2007 PAC.