Special Occasions

One Potato, Two Potatoes, …

The Daily Spud turns two. All together now, awww… I’ve even made the tabloids in the shape of the Sunday World, so go me!


Don’t Cry For Me

Herewith a call for participation in the 1st Paddy’s Day Food Parade. The opening number is this traditional Irish champ – a milky mash with spring onions and melting butter.


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…


I Can Has Thanksgiving?

In which I make an application to borrow the Thanksgiving holiday – I’ll even make the cranberry sauce…


Spud Sunday: The Year Of The Spud

Well, happy first birthday to The Daily Spud. I made some chocolate potato buns to celebrate!