I do all my prep work and put everything directly into the pot. I vary the vegetables for different flavors. I cover the vegetables with the stock and canned tomatoes and tbsp of Bay Leaf. Add enough water till everything is covered. Then I set to boil and as soon as I have reached the boil I turn down to simmer for a couple of hours. I serve this soup with some shavings of Parmesan. Sometimes I use parsnips, cabbage, peppers etc. whatever I am fancying or craving at the time. And believe me I do crave this soup weekly. It is Healthy and delicious. Try it.
chop, slice, mince vegetables. Put all into soup pot with stock and canned tomatoes. This recipe comes from Mysty in Canada