Vegetable Consomme

With or without 2-3 tablespns. raw nut butter or soup stock.

1-2 large onions, sliced

1/4 cup dried celery tops pressed down, 2 large bay leaves, 2 large tomatoes or 1/2 - 2/3 cup stewed tomato, 1/4 level teaspn. thyme

1 level tablespn. browned flour, 2-3 cloves garlic, if desired 2 1/2 - 3 teaspns. salt, 2 qts. water

Cook together 1-2 hours, strain, add water to make 2 quarts, more salt if necessary, heat, serve.

Vegetable Consomme, No. 2

Omit browned flour and garlic in preceding recipe, substitute celery salt for celery tops, and add a trifle of sage.