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    My clump of lovage is springing up all over the place and its something that I rarely use. Just the odd leaf here and there chucked in a salad or soup, when I remember it - SO - I wondered whether you good people had any recipes that can make use of lots of it.
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    Hugh Fearnley did something back a while ago on riverside cottage..
    think he added it to stew...as flavoring...

    i havent see it grown locally it can grow into quite large clumps - perenial...
    do a little every day...
    keep it organic and taste and see the difference..

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    Thanks AG. I have several of those large clumps. Its a very undemanding plant and quite attractive with its glossy leaves - but a few leaves at a time is enough! Would love to find a use for it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allotment grower View Post
    Hugh Fearnley did something back a while ago on riverside cottage..
    think he added it to stew...as flavoring...

    i havent see it grown locally it can grow into quite large clumps - perenial...
    it was chicken stew that hugh used lovage in...

    •500 gr dark chicken meat, skinned.
    •2 large celery sticks (can also use fresh lovage leaves)
    •1 coarsely chopped onion
    •3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
    •2 large carrots chopped
    •1 paprika chopped
    •a good bunch of basil coarsely chopped
    •a few leaves of sage
    •3 sun dried tomatoes in oil, thinly sliced
    •500 ml stock
    •1 cup red wine
    •small can tomato purée
    •a good glob of butter
    •a splash of olive oil
    •Salt and pepper to taste
    •sugar or honey to taste.
    •1 basil leaf
    do a little every day...
    keep it organic and taste and see the difference..

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    The seeds taste like a cross between parsley and celery - odd combination but I am sure they would roast and spice something up. Hmmm - come to think of it, I wonder if they are edible?
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    Thanks for looking AG. That's roughly how I use it - in stews and soups. Sometimes chopped leaves in salad but its is very strongly flavoured. A little goes a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanied View Post
    The seeds taste like a cross between parsley and celery - odd combination but I am sure they would roast and spice something up. Hmmm - come to think of it, I wonder if they are edible?
    A bit more goggling reveals that celery salt is made with ground lovage seeds, and the seeds sold as lovage seeds in Indian spice shops is actually Ajwain, not lovage. Confused?
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    This has been on my todo list for some time!

    Wild Garlic, Lemon & Lovage Soup

    Ingredients
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    1 bunch wild garlic, finely chopped (Or, chives finely chopped)
    1/2 head celery, finely copped
    2 stems fresh lovage, finely chopped (Or, 1/2 teaspoon dried lovage)
    1 lemon, grated zest and juice
    200g rice
    1 litre vegetable stock
    salt and pepper, to season
    a little butter or vegetable oil for sweating the vegetables

    Add the chopped onion, wild garlic and celery to a large saucepan with a little butter or oil and sweat over a medium heat for 5 minutes.

    Add the rice and stir before adding the vegetable stock, chopped lovage, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt and pepper to season. Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until rice is cooked and vegetables are soft.

    Check the seasoning before serving in warm soup bowls with crusty bread and/or croutons.

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