Can someone tell me when to add which ingredients? Any additional input is appreciated.
Also- would it be possible to add cucumber or unpickled pickles, or would that change/overtake the flavor too much?
When making vegetable soup, I often add vegetable ingredients in the order of their hardness. For example, when I am making a pure vegetable soup, I add the vegetables at the beginning of boiling. For meat soups, I usuall add the vegetables at least half an hour after beginning to boil the meats.