This is a nice easy recipe, requiring no stock powder.
3 carrots cut into large pieces
2 onions quartered with skin on
2 turnips cut into chunks
3 sticks of celery
1 piece of ginger root, peeled
Salt to taste
Combine everything in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to boil, skimming regularly. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
If you want clear soup, pour through a strainer. I like to remove the bayleaves, peppercorns and ginger, then put all the vegetables in the blender, to roughly chop them (not smooth) and then put everything back in the pot. I
If you use a whole chicken, remove the chicken carefully (it will break easily) season and brown in the oven.
You can use 2 chicken carcasses instead of a chicken.