One of my winter favorites is an old-fashioned vegetable soup. I’m famous for not using recipes, but here are the ingredients and how I make my soup.


  • Chopped whole onion
  • 3-4 stalks of chopped celery
  • Carton of organic chicken broth
  • Variations of vegetables including carrots, mushrooms, green beans, corn, peppers, peas, squash, cabbage, and potatoes
  • Quart of tomatoes (home-canned are my favorite)
  • 1 tsp – 1 Tb Marksbury Farm seasoning
  • (optional) 1 lb. hamburger or sausage


  • Sauté onion and celery in olive oil. I then add three or four types of vegetables, such as carrots, mushrooms, peppers, and corn; but pick your favorites.
  • Add a carton of organic chicken broth. If you’ve roasted your own chicken, using that stock is best. I also add my hand-canned tomatoes from the summer, drained and chopped.
  • My final secret ingredient is Marksbury Farm seasoning salt, available at Kentucky Soaps & Such, to taste.
  • You can add Marksbury Farm ground hamburger, sausage, or chicken for some protein.