This soup resulted from having this particular set of veggies in the house at the time. I was cooking for a group of relatives and had to prepare the meal at my home and take it to their home. I wanted something easy and so I was making what we refer to as interesting grilled cheese night. The meal consists of a nice soup and a grilled cheese sandwich made from interesting bread, cheese and filling. Interesting bread might be a semolina and sesame seed loaf, with some imported Fontina, basil leafs but it could be any combo of breads, cheeses and other fillers. At any rate the soup was a big hit, even with the kids.