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November 21, 2011

Lavender Scented Potato Soup

Yesterday evening, I believe that I was still awake, though it might be that I have already been sleeping, I had a great idea for a potato soup. However, when I tried to remember what it was, I just couldn't. I should have written it down, as I actually always do, but now I missed the moment. Anyhow, I wanted to cook a potato soup, no matter what! After all I have many different varieties in my pantry and it is so cold outside! So nothing is better than a bowl of comforting hot soup on such a foggy afternoon. First, I had the idea to flavour it with vanilla, but that is just boring, right? Therefore, I decided to try it with lavender, it seemed to be an exciting option, especially combined with black cumin.


Ingredients: 
400 g potatoes
100 g celeriac
1 onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon black cumin
1/4 teaspoon lavender
900 ml vegetable or chicken stock
salt, pepper


Sautée chopped onion in butter, add diced celeriac, potato, spices and bay leaf and sautée a few more minutes. Pour stock over it and cook for 15 minutes or until soft. Remove the bay leaf, puree and season with salt and pepper.


9 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Amazing flavors! The addition of lavender is very original.

Cheers,

Rosa

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

I'm intrigued! The soup looks lovely - adding lavender is an inspired touch!

Angie's Recipes said...

The soup sounds really incredible!

boston2berkeley said...

This looks beautiful and sounds delicious. How does black cumin differ from regular cumin? I don't think I've ever seen it in the store. Does it have a stronger flavor?

chriesi said...

I am glad you like the soup! :)

@boston2berkeley: Thanks. Well, black cumin is actually less intense, though I think it in a way it is more special then regular cumin. Its taste is kind of a mixture between poppy seeds and pepper, with a touch of oregano.

jen laceda said...

What a great idea: adding lavender to potato soup! Very provencal farmhouse cuisine! Right up my alley. I think this is something easy enough for me to whip up for my kids. I will definitely have to 'stumble' this recipe!

chriesi said...

I am glad you like it Jen! In case you prepare it, please let me know, how you liked it. Be careful with the lavender dosage, as you know less is more! :)

jen laceda said...

I'll try not to go overboard with the lavender, heehee.

Maria Sisci said...

omg i totally get that where im just in bed falling asleep and then i come up with all these recipe idaes haha

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