Archive for December, 2009

2009, The Spud Review

My review of 2009 at The Daily Spud – there was food, there was drink, there were awards and, of course, there were lots of potatoes!


Spud Sunday: Christmas, Digested

And so another Christmas is eaten, though this recipe for potato and lentil soup was needed to get me through the pre-Christmas dodgy stomach phase.


Bah, Humbug

Who needs a dodgy stomach at Christmas? Not I! Some plain (but festive) crackers were needed to help on the road to recovery…


Spud Sunday: Potato Dipping

The unexpected discovery of some romanesco cauliflower in the garden lead to the also very pleasant discovery of this recipe for Skordalia, a Greek potato and almond dip with a healthy garlic kick…


The Taste Of Christmas Past

Christmas as a kid meant gifts of almond and honey laden turrón from Spain. That memory inspired this recipe for festive almond, honey and orange shortbread, chocolate-dipped ‘n’ all…


Spud Sunday: The Art Of The Roastie

Just what you need for Christmas – a 12-step guide to getting your roasties just right, plus a recipe for polenta roast potatoes with rosemary. Now, get peeling…


Frosty The Freezer

Love Food Magazine asked for my top tips for Christmas and I sagely advised all to freeze ahead. This, however, exposed the need to defrost my own freezer (ugh), a task which resulted in this pea and mint soup – nice!


Spud Sunday: Love At First Giveaway

Mr. Tayto is my new best friend and, better than that, he has given me crisps and a copy of his autobiography to give away…