A hearty soup 50 years in the making. Joyce, one of my favorite people on earth happens to be 88 years old. I am lucky to be her neighbor. Once an avid cook, she has many recipe to show for it. You can pack a lot in in 88 years! Joyce has graciously passed along many of her recipes to me. She has beautiful handwriting and took great time in perfecting her recipes. She tells me on many, "Don't you dare change a thing! That recipe took me 50 years to perfect". This is one of them.