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Potato and Lovage Soup

Blooms and SpoonsThe leaves are turning rapidly here now in Calgary with these chilly evenings.  Autumn has descended and all I can think about after a day at work is coming home to a bowl of homemade soup and some warm, freshly baked bread.  

The kind of soup I’m craving is thick and creamy, filled with fresh ingredients from the end of the season’s harvest. This Potato and Lovage Soup is the perfect fit! 

Potato and Lovage Soup

Potato and Lovage Soup

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon butter

5 medium potatoes, washed and cubed

2 to 3 cups chicken stock

2 cups milk

1/4 cup lovage leaves, chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot, sauté the onion in butter until translucent, then add the potatoes. Stir.  Add stock and milk, and simmer until potatoes are tender. Add the lovage and puree the soup using a hand blender. 

If you want a thinner consistency, add more stock. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with aforementioned fresh bread or buns. 

Do you grow lovage in your garden?  What are your favourite ways to use it in cooking?

10/4/2013 5:14:01 PM

Sheryl, My favorite soup is potato soup. I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try. The leaves here have just a tinge of color but fall weather really hasn't hit here in Nebraska. Today was another 80 some(27 Celsius)degree weather. That's about 15+ degrees above normal. Our first frost date is supposed to be October 15th which is only 10 days away. Garden clean up is about to begin for me so when the leaf dump begins I can put the neighborhood yard waste on my garden again this year. Have a great fall soup day.