We had been calling this recipe “potato soup” until after our first bites, when Gastronomike commented that it tasted like a vegetarian clam chowder.  And so the soup gained a new name, at least for me.  We both really enjoyed this, and it was a great meal to have on an unseasonably chilly August evening.  The only thing missing was a loaf of crusty bread to accompany the chowder.