Reduce heat and simmer gently for an hour or until vegetables are tender. Stir Occasionally.
Remove bacon hock (if using) and remove meat from the bone and return to the saucepan.
Serve in bowls and top with parsley
Vegetables such as carrot, potatoes, celery and pumpkin are good vegetables to include For convenience make up the soup in advance and refrigerate or freeze. Reheat and serve as required. The Soup’s flavour and texture will be even better.