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What to do with Lovage

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by PAR_Gardener on May 17, 2005 08:36 AM
Someone gave me a lovage plant two years ago. I had to divide it this year because it had gotten so big. I got 15 divisions from the one plant plus the one division I left in the ground. The gardener gave me the plant as a substitute for celery. I was hoping that my rabbits would eat it, but no such luck with the rabbits.

The lovage was extremely easy to grow. It's a perennial. The taste is similar to celery, but different. I just don't know what to do with it cooking wise. I'll bring the divisions to my garden clubs plant sale, but I'm hoping that someone will have some cooking suggestions. I hate to throw the plant out, but if I don't find a use for it, it's gone.

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by Gardencrazy on May 17, 2005 09:32 PM
Howdy! PAR_Gardener
I use my lovage in soups and I even use it in stuffing/dressing for turkey and chicken. I find it has a perfumed smell to it more than celery. If you use celery in a recipe you can basically use lovage in its place. Hope this helps

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