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.

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.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Amazing flavors! The addition of lavender is very original.



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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