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Month: May 2009 (page 1 of 3)

Spud Sunday: The Return Of The Spud Shake

When I saw that somebody had used the search terms “Potato Mc Shake” and ended up at The Daily Spud, I knew that it was time to revisit my potato shake, before the giants of the fast food industry stole my thunder.

So I boldly returned to where only I (to the best of my knowledge) had boldly gone before and went back to work on the spud shake formula, enlisting a few skeptical guinea pigs to sample the results.

In the end, there wasn’t that much to it. I took the basic formula of spuds, milk, honey and lecithin that had made its debut chez Aoife Mc, added a bit of salt, and topped up with mango for version one and banana for version two. The skeptics were really not quite so skeptical afterward and declared banana the winner and themselves spud shake survivors, which makes them members of a really, as yet, rather exclusive club!

And so, without further ado, I give you the spud shake formula and wonder when it will happen that future searches for “Potato Mc Shake” will bring the world, not to my door, but to the latest, em, “innovation” by a certain well-known fast food emporium…

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A Seedy Offer

Before I get started, I should say that the following is really only going to be of interest to the Spud readership in Ireland. Just sayin’, so don’t say I didn’t tell you so. I’m newly arrived back in the ol’ sod and thought, after all that gallivanting, that the locals should get a bit of my attention.

[Watches as the foreign readers remain undecided as to whether to stay and gradually start shuffling away]

The other thing to note is that this will mainly be of interest to those who fancy putting on the gardening gloves and growing their own french beans.

[More hesitation as possessors of non-green-coloured-fingers hover same over their back buttons]

It may also be of some interest if you like yoghurt.

[...a few hardy souls left]

Now, for all you Irish-based, french-bean-growing yoghurt lovers, here’s the deal.


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Spud Sunday: Colour Me Purple

Purple spuds may be common enough currency in some quarters, but not where I live. So, yes, while on my travels here in the States, I am prone to getting excited by sights like this at Seattle’s Pike Place market:

Pike Place Potatoes

Pike Place Spuds

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