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Spud Sunday Extra: Project Spud Blog

Pop Art Potatoes

Potatoes, yes, but not as you know them...

“Say,” said the little blog. “Have you heard?”

“Heard about what?” said the reader.

“About Project Food Blog,” said the little blog. “The search for the next food blog star.”

“But you’re only a little blog,” said the reader. “A little blog about spuds.”

“Well, yes, I am about spuds. And other things, too,” ventured the little blog (remembering that cakes and coffee and cocktails did not, strictly speaking, have much to do with potatoes). Yes, there were other things. But mostly it was about spuds.

She pondered for a little while.

There were so many other blogs. Many, many fine blogs. Blogs whom she was proud to call friends, in fact.

And yet, here’s the thing, thought the little blog.

There’s no blog quite like me.
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.
.

That was a very big thought for a little blog.

“Because, you see,” said the little blog, out loud and to nobody in particular, “I love spuds.”

I love spuds

Ah, never a truer word spoken

She knew that she saw possibilities in potatoes that nobody else could see.

With a little wave of excitement, she reminded the reader about the potato milkshake that had caused grown men to positively quake in their boots.

Potato Milkshake

The Infamous Spud Shake

And undertaking covert missions in the pursuit of hard-to-find seed potatoes must count for something. If not, the 20+ varieties of spud that she had nurtured in the garden this year surely did. And of course there was a very special place in her blog for the spuds that grew into hearts.

Purple heart of Spudness

The purple heart of spudness

And there was more.

She loved that so many of her blog friends had joined her Paddy’s Day Food Parade, which she thought (in her own modest way, of course) a triumph of global Irishness. And (to be sure, to be sure) Irishness was all important. Here was the place to find boxty, colcannon, champ and much else from her own Emerald Isle. And it would be frankly remiss of her not to mention the folks from the Irish blog awards, who seemed to love her too.

“And weren’t you published in the Irish Times?” said the reader (clearly a reader of things other than blogs). “Why yes,” said the little blog proudly, “yes I was.”

When she thought about it all, it really amounted to rather a lot for a little blog.

And suddenly she thought that maybe, just maybe, she was the little blog that could.

And if you liked what the little blog had to say, the little blog would be honoured if, sometime between now and Thursday Sept 23rd, you would vote for her challenge entry here. Thank you all very kindly.

28 Comments

  1. You go spud!

    What a great post! I’ve just finished bedtime stories for today but I am going to read this one for HoneyB in the morning. She will be rooting for the spud blog too :-)

  2. Hey Gillian – thanks! I was actually inspired by a whole weekend of reading children’s stories myself :)

  3. Thank you for sharing you life with us. I am loving reading about everyone’s life during this foodbuzz challenge. I posted my FBC blog yesterday. Check it out and let me know what you think.
    Ashlee
    http://ashandlewplus2.com/2010/09/18/project-food-blog-ready-set-blog/

  4. I agree with Gillian, You go Spud! Your blog is so unique which is why we keep coming back. I think the awards speak for the love of your blog and the incredible bounty of spudness it has to offer.

  5. Yay! You are the not-so-little blog that CAN! So happy you’ve thrown your hat into the ring!

  6. I am so glad you are in this. I had been wondering. You’ll go far. GREG

  7. Lovely post. Good luck with Project Food Blog!
    From someone who has just started a blog that might one day grow up to be as big (and confident) as yours!

  8. You much certainly are the blog that could – and not so little after all. Brilliant and creative entry. You’ve got my vote! Good luck!

    xoxoxo

  9. Daily Spud

    Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Ashlee: thank you so much – I will indeed check out your entry

    OysterCulture: Shucks, thanks Lou-Ann :) One of the things that keeps me writing this blog is that (despite the long distance) it means that I do, on occasion, get to have lunch and dinner with people like you!

    Jenni: …and so happy that you are in the ring with me, ma’am!

    sippitysup: I had been wondering myself Greg, about whether I’d do this. So glad now that I have. Even if you are the competition :D

    Sharon: Thanks :) And good luck with your own food blog – it’s a whole adventure unto itself!

    Diva: thank you dearest Diva – and you know that you have absolutely got my vote too :)

  10. Daily Spud

    Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks doggybloggy, that means a lot. I’m off to do a tour of PFB entries and get voting myself – you’re on my list!

  11. I need to give your milkshake a try! Thanks for your support! I voted for you too! And I wish you the best.

  12. I do wish you the very best too Reeni, good luck to us all!

  13. Love the post, you are awesome and of course I voted for you!

  14. I’ll have to try that potato milkshake. Fun entry and I’m going to go vote for you!

  15. You have my vote- spuds are so maligned these days. Now if I can find a bacon blog, I have it made!!

  16. 5 Star Foodie: I blush :) Thanks so much Natasha!

    Jeanne: Thank you – so glad you liked it :)

    Nate: Yay! I will be over v. soon to check out your post and vote :)

    Deborah: Much appreciated. So happy that I can satisfy the requirements for at least one of your (blog) food groups, lol!

  17. I laughed, I cried, I will run out and buy some ‘taters.

  18. A very creative post! As I love spuds, I do love your blog and of course voted for you! good luck!

  19. I ♥ the purple ♥ of spudness! and I ♥ spuds too. Great, fantastic. Still at work and I now need Mashed Potatoes, skins on! :^)

  20. Duchess: didn’t mean to make you cry :D – now just make sure ya don’t go gettin’ any tears on the taters, lol

    Amelia: aw sweet, thank you :)

    zerrin: ah yes, I do know you love spuds too!

    Yummo: I ♥ comments like that :)

  21. So glad I read this one! Love it voting for it and coming back to see you next round! Nice to meet you!
    -Gina-

  22. Terrific post and great photos! I’m going to ask you sometime when this crazy week is over about the spuds here in China, which seem to behave differently to any spud I’ve ever met, and resist all reasonable attempts at baking/mashing/spudliness. They like to be stir-fried though, so I guess they’re really Chinese…

  23. It’s great that you are doing PFB. Gave you a vote of course. Best of luck in the contest!

    Aloha,

    Deb

  24. Your blog is potato-tastic, it’s great to specialise in something but it doesn’t stop you writing about other stuff to. Mind you, I like your Spud posts the best. I might threaten my husband with a potato milkshake this evening, I’ve not heard of anything so terrifying since my step father made cough medicine from onions and sugar syrup in the 80s!!!!

  25. Daily Spud

    Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:52 am

    whatsfordinner: lovely to meet you too Gina – hope we’ll be seeing each other in the next round too!

    Life on Nanchang Lu: Thank you! I’ve never made it as far as China and so I’ve never met a Chinese spud (though they do seem to grow a lot of them there, even if they’re mainly for french fries). Naturally I will have to investigate the matter further…

    DebInHawaii: Aloha! Thanks so much for that and very pleased to get to know ya :)

    Sarah: the potato milkshake is terrifying, make no mistake, but that onion and sugar syrup cough syrup sounds equally so, lol

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