well, i made my soup tonite! i used about 2/3 of a bottle of strawberry-cranberry juice as the basis of the soup, then added dried cherries, a lesser amount of dried cranberries, 6 or 7 dried peaces (which i will omit next time and use dried apricots instead.) i added a few drops of lime juice
and put it on the flame, covered, on low heat. when the fruit came to a slow boil and was getting nice and plump, i added a big orange, cubed, and a slice of the peel. later on, just towards the end of cooking, added a pear and an apple, both cubed. i took a bath
, then the soup was ready. it turned out really good, nice and piping hot. so nice after being out in the cold so i could go to the grocery store. well worth it though. the broth turned from a light pink to a lovely red; the fragrance was great as the juice started heating up, too. i need to do some tweaking... more citrus and the replacement apricots.