Lovage and potato soup

A visitor spotted lovage growing at Q Gardens, a community garden in Rochdale, Manchester, and shared this handwritten recipe with the community group. Offering them ideas of what they could use it for and inspiring them to continue collecting recipes from the garden.

30 minutes
4 people


  • Knob of butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, washed and diced
  • 55g lovage leaves, stripped from their stalks and chopped
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper


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