Millie's Cuban Chicken Soup, Adapted

(My adaptation is that I added some measurements. The soup would probably be even more
delicious without any of these!)

1 whole Chicken
Water to cover
1/2-1 tsp. cumin
Salt and pepper
5 bay leaves
1/2 cabbage, cut into two pieces
1-2 heads garlic, peeled, cloves flattened slightly under the side
of a knife blade
1 small onion, peeled and cut in half

Cook these ingredients for about 3 hours in a large pot, or until the
chicken is falling off the bones.

Remove the chicken and the bay leaves, and blend the broth and veggies until smooth.

Pick all the chicken off the bones, and cut into bite-size pieces. Blend
any brown meat from the inside of the carcass, or skin, etc, with a
small amount of the broth from the pot. When smooth, return this mixture
to the pot, along with the chicken chunks. Add:

Several carrots, chopped small
1 large celeriac, chopped small
big handful of chopped parsley
Any other vegetables you like (optional)

Continue to cook for another hour or so, adjusting seasonings as
desired, until the veggies are tender and everything is just right. :)