Kind of like a cross between celery and anise. I found some very useful and interesting articles here, here and here.
Well, the time came to move to Kalken and I read that Lovage does not like to be transplanted. We moved in the winter so I was a bit worried but went for it anyways. Dug the biggest rootball I could and prayed when I put it in it's spot in our new garden.
Well, it seems very, very happy there .. although I'm about to move it again :( because we've decided to put in a patio here.
But I'll be honest. I have only used it twice. Once to make a Mother's Day bouquet for Axel's mom. And another time to make chicken stock (because I was out of celery) ... Axel later declared this chicken stock the best I'd ever made!
So this weekend I made a vow. To use my lovage on a regular basis. I'm so glad I did. Check out this fantastic super easy tasty chicken I made on Saturday.
A popular recipe here is Lovage Soup .. but then they also make Lettuce Soup. I think I'll pass.
Maybe my fellow Sweet Harvesters have a couple of recipe suggestions for us ... ?
I am also looking forward to making this with our own Sweet Harvest broad beans (tuinbonen).