*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Slices bacon in 1 inch piece
    4       tb           Unsalted butter
    2       c            Diced leeks
    1 1/2   c            Diced onions
    1       c            Diced celery
    1 1/2   ts           Dried tarragon
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme
                         Salt
                         Pepper taste
    5       c            Chicken stock (homemade pref
    2 1/2   c            Diced potatoes
    1       lb           Rinsed spinach 1/8 inch sliv
    1 1/2   c            Sliced carrots*
    1 1/2   c            Shredded cabbage*
 
   1.  In large soup pot, cook bacon till fat is rendered (5 min), remove &
   discard. 2. Add butter, then leeks, onion and celery. Cook over low heat
   till wilted (15 min). Season with tarragon, thyme salt & pepper. Stir well.
   3. Add stock, potatoes & carrots. Simmer till tender but not mushy (15
   min). 4. add half the spinach and the cabbage, simmer 1 minute. 5. Remove
   from heat. Puree half the soup in a food processor or blender & return to
   pot. 6. Simmer over low heat and add the remaining spinach and the cream.
   Heat well but don't boil. Adjust seasoning and serve. Recipe found in “The
   New Basics” cookbook Lulins/Rossi *ingredients added by me! Mark in NJ
  
 
 
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