Potato and Lovage Soup

The 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

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?

Published on Oct 3, 2013

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