Archive for March, 2009

Spud Sunday: Praties And Dip

Praties and dip refers to an old Irish style of eating potatoes, where boiled spuds were simply dipped in milk and salt and then eaten. Hearing this inspired me to attempt potato crackers, another kind of potato in a dippable form…


Skip This For Breakfast

Would you believe me if I described to you what my father eats for breakfast or simply shudder at the thought that he pours 7-up on his cereal…

Topics: Breakfast

Spud Sunday: Spicy Skins

These spicy potato skins mean that not only have I found a use for the harissa I brought back from my holidays in Tunisia but I will also be running out of it very soon…


Pas de Pasta

I can only avoid mentioning pasta for so long. Let’s get things rolling with a simple tomato / vodka / vegetable sauce…


Let Them Eat Biscotti

Cranberry biscotti, something which I believe has endeared me to my work colleagues. Lovely with coffee, yes, though I like biscotti best with a drop of madeira…


Spud Sunday: Rare, Old and Unusual Potatoes

Making the trip to the Organic Centre in Leitrim for their annual Potato Day meant that I got to meet Dave Langford and his extensive collection of potato varieties. I even scored a few rarities to take home…


Flour Power

Meet one of my favourite flours, Abbey Stoneground, fabulous nutty flavour and just the thing for making whole wheat Irish soda bread.


Spud Sunday: Of Potatoes And Potato Eaters

A little acknowledgement of some fellow blogger is due and also provides the occasion for bringing to you 10 facts about potatoes that you may not have known.