Sauerkraut soup

ciorba de varza murata

For 6-8 servings:

1/2 kg sauerkraut, finely chopped
1 onion
2 carrots
1 parsnip
2 potatoes
1 celery or a little bit of celeriac
a handful  frozen peas
1 can diced tomatoes  (400g)
1 bay leaf
10 peppercorns
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
lovage (or parsley), finely chopped

Cook the sauerkraut  together with the bay leaf and peppercorns  in 3 l water .

Finely chop all  the vegetables. When the sauerkraut is almost cooked add the vegetables. Add more sauerkraut juice or water, to taste.

When the vegetables are cooked add the olive oil and the lovage.