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How to Make Mushroom And Parsley Soup

Updated on August 7, 2013

Autumn Cooking.

Mushroom soup always conjures up lovely Autumn days, red leaves on the trees, and squirrels running around madly storing their nuts in the ground. Bare with me! I live in the countryside so that every time I open my balcony doors, the first thing that I see is bushes and trees, and squirrels running up and down the tree. And of course I mustn't forget about the beautiful Kite soaring above my head. So this is the reason for me to get my mind on cooking. I am not usually interested in cooking. Especially in the summer when you can just pick up a snack and eat anywhere, like the park or the coast. Or maybe you prefer to go out to eat in a restaurant. But at this time of year I start getting itchy fingers, and head for my Kitchen. Some of the recipes that I will write about are very quick, and it has even surprised me, who is not an ace in the kitchen, just how quickly they can be made.

Mushroom and Parsley Soup.

Whilst I was looking at different ways to make this soup, I was amazed to find how easy and quick it is. I have no idea why I haven't done it before. Now I am training myself as I go, my family will be willing Guinea pigs! I hope.

Thickened with bread, this mushroom soup will be great to warm you up on those cold Autumn days. it is great for lunch or an early evening meal.

Ingredients.

Note. I have added all the different measures for you, so you can see exactly what amount is to be used.

75 g/3oz/6 tsp Unsalted butter

900g/2ib Field mushrooms, sliced

2 onions, roughly chopped

600 ml/ 1 Pint /2 1/2 cups of Milk

8 slices of white bread

60ml/4 tsp chopped fresh Parsley

300ml/1/2 Pint /1 1/4 cups of Double Cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

This will serve 8 people

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Melt the butter and saute' the mushrooms and onions until soft, but not too coloured. About 10 minutes is fine. Then add the milk. Then get your bread and tear it into pieces. When it is ready, drop the bread into the soup and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes, just to let it soak nicely. When it has had time to soak in, give it a good stir, making sure it is all completely mixed, then add the Parsley, Cream and Seasoning. Then start to heat gently again, but make sure that you don't boil it. This is really important, as the mixture will start to slush, and you will lose the taste.

If you want to reheat it later, make sure that it is cooled down then cover it and put it in the fridge, not the freezer as this will cause it to freeze too much and ruin it. Then just re-heat it when you want a warm delicious soup on a cold Autumn day!

Enjoy!

Why Not Add Some More Ingredients?

You can add many more ingredients to this soup for an added punch. Why not try Garlic? This will certainly give it a zing! And of course if you wish it too taste like traditional Chicken and Mushroom, just add Chicken stock.

Just remember to check whether your guests or family like it spicy or salty, and add salt and pepper accordingly.

Mushroom Gravy

Another great idea for this recipe is to make Mushroom and parsley Gravy. All you need to do is make it exactly like above, but when you get to the end of the process, just strain away some of the juice and add a small amount of flour. Mix it up until it has thickened and then voila', you have a lovely gravy mix to add to your favourite chicken meal!

How to Make Creamy Mushroom Soup

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    • msorensson profile image

      msorensson 6 years ago

      ahhhah... it was the bread I was missing...Thank you!!

      I will try this sometime. Oh but so much easier to jut buy it at the restaurant..lol...

      Looks delicious, Nell.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Melinda, thanks for being my first reader! I am starting a few food hubs because it is this time of the year my mind starts thinking about cooking! I actually thought I had published this last night! I have no idea what happened ha ha thanks so much nell

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      tommyj 6 years ago

      Love mushroom soup, and this recipe looks absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, tommy, I love it too! lol thanks so much, I hope it turns out okay, thanks nell

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      mioluna 6 years ago

      Nell Rose I just thought that I'd like to cook something new tomorrow and right away found your recipe:) Thank you for this great idea! Rating up!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, mioluna, thanks for reading it, it's nice to see you, hope the recipe works out okay! cheers nell

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      We love mushroom soup too and adding onion and parsley I would never have thought of and i just know it would be delicious. I will definitely make it, soup is just great when it gets cold out. I need to make my own from now on anyway to cut my salt. I just got fresh mushrooms,maybe I will fix that tomorrow if it isn't a hot day. I have a new recipe that I got mixing two hubs on here of something great for you with my own twist and it can be eaten as a thick soup or served over rice or pasta, I have been making it up and freezing portions to have when I want and often. I will put that here soon. Just got another book of poems mailed off today for copyright, always exciting.

      Hey what is this new thing with photos and titles? Do you know?

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Nell, for the record, you did publish it last night. I read it then but did not leave a comment. I said I would come back today but then it was gone~

      I thought you unpublished it...so just to let you know that you did.

      Love,

      Melinda

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      Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I love mushroom soup. Mushroom gravy goes great on chicken, beef and even pork chops. It also goes good on mashed potatoes, fried potatoes or hash browns. You just can't go wrong with it. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

      Mike

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      carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      yep... lets add some more garlic. I love it!

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      Nell Rose, this looks awesome! I adore cooking with mushrooms (and garlic) so this mushroom and parsley soup recipe is one I can hardly wait to try! Thank you for sharing.

      Awesome and up my dear!

      K9

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Nom nom nom. I would love to try this, it sounds so good.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      I love mushrooms and your recipe sounds great. We'll try or come there to have from you hahaha

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      europewalker 6 years ago

      I love mushroom soup, I will have to try this, looks yummy!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Mushroom soup with Parsley for cold Autumn days... sounds like a fabulous idea ! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will definitely try it one day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      I love mushrooms, parsley and soup - combined, what a treat! That looks de-li-cious!! I must try it soon!!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Polly, well done with the poems! yeah! and thanks for reading it, I love my mushroom soup! the new photo thing are there just so that you can add them again if you want to, to another hub saves you searching for them on the internet again, I think that's what it is anyway, I am probably wrong! ha ha thanks again nell

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Melinda, thanks for coming back, I have no idea how I deleted it! lol must be losing my mind! ha ha but thanks anyway, cheers nell

      Hi, Mike, sounds like you use it a lot! lol i just discovered this way of cooking it and it's lovely! thanks so much for stopping by, cheers nell

      Hi, carolina muscle, you like garlic too! yeah! ha ha

      Hi, Steve, is it making you hungry? lol

      Hi, Hello Hello, you are welcome here any time, it would be great to see you, glad you liked it, cheers nell

      Hi, europewalker, I am sure you would love it, thanks so much nell

      Hi, ingenira, You will love it I am sure, thanks nell

      Hi, Nellieanna, it's nice to see you, I am sure you would make a much better soup than I could! I tend to be a bit impatient and I ruin things like this! but I did try it before I wrote about it and now I have a fridge full! lol thanks so much nell

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      poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This is a great sounding recipe. I have never heard of this one and will be trying it out on the first cold day! I really like that it sounds easy and not too expensive... very practical. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, poetvix, nice to see you, I am glad you liked it, it is really nice I can't stop eating it! lol cheers nell

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Love mushrooms - and cannot wait to try this soup - that parsley is just the right added touch. How delightful. Here I am not looking forward to winter, and autumn is just the reminder that it's coming - but then there are those wonderful fall/winter soups. I'm happy now! Yay!

      Thanks a million and rated up.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nell, I really enjoy your recipe. It looks healthy and delicious. Mushroom is also my favorite and Parsley soup......Hmmmm, Yummy. You made me hungry. I'll bookmark this recipes. Thank you very much. Vote up.

      Blessing and hugs,

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      cameciob 6 years ago

      Hi Nell, I love mushrooms cooked any possible way. My mother makes a similar mushrooms soup. Unfortunatelly I wasn't around her long enough to learn it for myself. I hope I'll try your soup soon, cos I still have some fresh parsley in my garden. Your pictures make me hungry! Thanks for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, BK, I know what you mean about winter! I hate it, the skys are always grey, especially after the lovely summer we have had, and that's why my stomach turns to food! lol glad you liked it, cheers nell

      Hi, prasetio, I am glad it makes you hungry! ha ha now I know that I have cooked it in the right way! thanks so much as always, nell

      Hi, cameciob, I wish I had a garden, I only have a balcony, but I have been trying to grow some herbs, I am glad you still have some parsley, it certainly does make it taste nicer, thanks nell

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Beautifully done and I thought you didn't cook! Great recipe for a delicious meal - will have to make this right quick!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Audrey! ha ha you got me there! I do cook at this time of year because of the weather and not being able to escape outside so much, I start hitting the kitchen! hope you like it, thanks as always nell

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Very good Nell. I hate to cook for one though. Could you mail some to me?

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Micky, I will bring it over personally, I just have to plug my broom in, it needs recharging! ha ha cheers nell

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      If you only knew how totally simple, quick and easy my meals are these days, Nell! I used to be rather a gourmet cook, planning everything about a meal very carefully and cooking everything from scratch.

      I still cook from scratch but ever so simply and I don't devote any more time to it than necessary! LOL. My main criteria now is health, which generally means fresh, natural, simple, and nutritious. I prefer to invest in quality food rather than prescription meds and so far it's working well. - plus leaves me more time for Hubpages. hehe.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Nellieanna, I do think that simple is best, I don't tend to eat a lot, but I am afraid that I cheat a bit by buying fish and chips! I know, it's not good, but that's why I am trying these sort of dishes out, I will get out of the bad habits! ha ha thanks so much nell

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Sounds great Nell - and the bread in it sounds wonderful!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Shalini, thanks for reading it, it really is delicious I have made so much I can't stop eating it! lol cheers nell

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      Great! Would you believe I actually have the ingredients on hand - I always pick up mushrooms - and just bought some big shiitake - I have bread, onions - Hmmmm!

      I can go make this! You know I was wondering what to eat - as the weather changes my cravings change.

      I cannot believe I am excited as I make my way to the kitchen. I know what I am eating tonight. Yay and rated up! I'll add a little garlic. Mmmmm.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, TheListLady, Oh that's great! someone who is going to try it! wow, you will love it, I can't stop eating it! ha ha thanks so much nell

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      TINA V 6 years ago

      This recipe is very useful. You video makes it easier to understand the cooking process. It seems so quick and easy to prepare. I like the idea of adding garlic. I will try it this weekend. I just bookmarked this hub. Thumbs up! Have a great week!

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Lean something new every day. What a hearty delightful, soup, never heard of adding the bread. I will definitely try this tasty soup during our upcoming frigid winter months. Voted up, marked useful, awesome, beautiful, bookmarked and shared.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Tina, thanks for reading it, and I hope it turns out okay for you, I love it now I have started cooking it, I can't stop! cheers nell

      Hi, pmccray, thanks so much for liking it, I had never though of it before, then I was just trying different things and voila'! and thanks for the vote etc, I really appreciate it, nell

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      Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      sounds and looks yummy. I will have to try this one. thanks for sharing it with us

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Ta for all that.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Eileen, thanks for reading it, I hope it turns out okay, it really is delicious, thanks again nell

      Hi, kathryn, that's okay, lol glad you liked it, cheers nell

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      Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Nell, may I move with you? I always love countryside! Hehehe. I will find the time to follow your recipe. Some of this ingredient will give me trouble to find, but I think I can try. Thank you, Nell.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Freya, of course you can! you are welcome any time, and I am glad you liked my hub! I am still reading your great story about us hubbers! ha ha what a great idea that was, loved it, cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Kassie, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      TheVacationLady 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Mmmm I will have to tweak this recipe to be vegan and make it. This will be perfect for these cold days. And I love parsley! How have I never thought to put it in my soup? Thanks for this great idea!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, The VacationLady, glad you liked it, and thanks for the read, now I want some more soup! ha ha cheers nell

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      This sounds really good. Think I will try it today because it is so cold her. Thanks, you post some great recipes Nell Rose.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, acaetnna, thanks for stopping by, good luck with the recipe, and it certainly is freezing! lol cheers nell

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Hi Nell! Oh I love soups, mushroom soup especially! This recipe is definitely appreciated. TC

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, TC, I love it too! I am not really keen on soup, but this is delicious! I hope you like it, and thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      CreateSquidoo 6 years ago

      Looks Delicious.. I love it.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, create, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Nell, I was looking for a mushroom soup recipe and found yours. I LOVE mushrooms, especial the soup. Your recipe looks great and I am going to try it for supper tonight with cheesy garlic bread. Thanks for writing this and for the versatile ideas.

      Up, Useful and Awesome!

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      Darlene Yager 5 years ago from Michigan

      Mmmmm! Sounds great. I love mushrooms and soup. I will have to try this one. Change up my usual Creamy Potato and Mushroom Soup I make with this one. Thanks for reminding me. I have a few recipes to share too.

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      PeanutButterWine 5 years ago from North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

      mmmm now I want some! I think I am going to have to try this recipe... thanks for sharing :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Phyllis, that sounds great! can I have some? lol thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

      Hi, Dardia, I love this soup, especially when the weather gets cold! anything thats easy like this is just right for me! thanks again nell

      Hi, PeanutButterWine, glad you liked it, and thanks!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yummy!!! I love mushroom soups. I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Thelma! and you have a happy weekend too, cheers nell

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love mushroom soup and this recipe really looks good. I can't wait to try it. What I love about it is it is a recipe from scratch These are my favorites. And, I have never seen a mushroom soup recipe that includes melting pieces of bread in it. Interesting!

      Love the photos and the layout of this hub!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, suzette, thanks so much, I make this ever so often, especially when its cold outside, lovely! lol!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds delicious as well as easy to make...especially with the ingredients all figured out for those of us who did not grow up using metric measurements. Lately I have been purchasing different kinds of mushrooms from an Oriental market and experimenting with them. Wish I was confident in picking wild ones...but alas!, I will leave that to the experts. Have many photos of the wild ones featured in a hub that I created some time ago. Thanks for your recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Peggy, I had never tried making soup before so I did a bit of research and figured out that it wasn't that difficult even for me! lol! I know what you mean about picking your own, there are plenty near me in the woods by I wouldn't have the nerve to try, I love seeing them in their natural environment though, thanks again, nell

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I love mushroom, and I love anything that goes with mushroom. This recipe is perfect for the winter.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Vinaya, we could certainly do with some today over here, its freezing! lol!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm surprised not to have encountered this recipe before because I love mushroom soup. Will definitely try adding garlic to this one. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi alocsin, great idea with the garlic. I love garlic so you can add anything to mushroom soup, in fact I cheat quite a lot and just open a tin! lol! but I do love making my own, thanks as always nell

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A delicious recipe with inviting photos! I like cream of mushroom soup and often made them out of ready-to-make soup packets purchased at grocery stores. This recipe is original, fresh and healthy! Thank you for sharing this tasty home-made recipe. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks ishwary, I am so glad you liked it, thanks!

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      Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Even though it's not technically soup season for me (usually reserved for the blistery cold winter months), I may have to toss this one into the pot in any event. Love mushrooms, love soup, even more I love mushroom soups. This one is going into the 'to do' pile in the kitchen.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Springboard, thats great! I am glad you like it, I can eat soup at anytime of the day! lol! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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