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 tablespoon butter
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon black cumin
1/4 teaspoon lavender
900 ml vegetable or chicken stock
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.