Cream Of Asparagus Soup - Vegetarian Recipe (Starter)

This soup is wonderful served hot or cold. Half & half or milk may be substituted for the cream if fat content is a concern, although it won't taste quite as good. Be sure to adjust the seasoning after you add the cream (or half & half, or milk), especially if you plan to serve it cold.

1 lb. (450 g) fresh asparagus spears
1 medium onion, diced
1 Tbsp. (15 ml) butter
3 cups (750 ml) vegetable stock
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
1 rib celery, chopped
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste.
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