about my "modifications"...eh. I didn't have any onions on hand, so i omitted those. that was probably not a good idea. it needs onion. i don't like asparagus, so i left that out too. i added way more dill and garlic than called for, and possibly could have added more. i added waaaaay too much spinach, and am not really a fan of it in this anyways. i kind of liked the flavors before i added the half & half, so i don't think i'll use that again if i re-make the soup. (which my stomach will thank me for.)
i also probably should have reduced it some more, the broth is delicious, but a little weak for my taste. maybe i'll put it back on the stove for awhile.
after simmering for another half-hour or so, i decided to try and see if puree-ing the soup would make it better..and its fantastic! i thought it might be weird with so much spinach..but its delicious. even though its a weird greenish color, it sure is tasty!