This delicious soup is "guaranteed to cure what ails you!" by the Lady Sintana, who was the Elder and Queen of the House of Ravenwood in Atlanta, Georgia, from whom I learned a lot more.
"Eclectic, schlemectic, I've got roots!" (onions, carrots, garlic, horseradish, beets, rutabagas, ...)

Ravenwood Chicken Soup

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 whole chicken, with giblets
  • 3 stalks of celery with leaves, chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3-4 large cloves of garlic
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • Bay leaves, oregano, thyme, sage,
    rosemary, parsley, celery seed
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • salt

Simmer all slowly. When meat falls off the bones, strain, debone chicken and add all meat cut in chinks and all veges back to skimmed broth.

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