I also did not strain this and I added some onion and carrots since I adore veggies. I added some frozen basil ice cubes to add a bit of summer. Wonderful on a wet, chilly Fall day. Thanks for sharing your awesome soup recipe, C-J.
I had to use about twice as much water as the recipe said to use...but I think that is because I think I had the heat too high. I didn't realize until I had measured much of the items in the pan that the recipe called for straining the soup after it is cooked. I knew my DH would not care for the soup if it was basically a creamed soup. So I did not strain the soup when it was cooked. DH loved the soup. Made for SPRING PAC 2010 http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Made a half recipe of this in the morning (and reheated for lunch) which I'm ashamed to admit to scoffing the lot with some wholemeal/wholegrain butter bread, delicious on what was a spring day (but a cold one). Thank you C-J from the UK, made for PAC.