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One Potato, Two Potatoes, …

Number two

Can you believe that I almost forgot my own birthday?

Yes indeedy. I very nearly missed the fact that The Daily Spud turns two today. Shocking, huh? I just give thanks for readers who are there to remind me of such important facts!

In my defence, I will say that I was somewhat distracted by the exertions involved in last weekend’s dinner party for Project Food Blog. (Hint: if you want to make this girl feel good on her birthday, you can send a vote her way if you should feel so inclined).

As for me, I sometimes get overwhelmed by all that has come my way via the Spud channel over the past two years. Hell, I’ve even made the Irish tabloids with a write up in the Sunday World the other week. I never for a minute thought that would happen.

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So there is definitely reason to celebrate. And today, I could think of no better way to do that than with an honest-to-goodness, straight up, Irish apple tart, made on an enamel plate as my Ma would do. I might even have a nice cup of tea to go with it.

Apple tart

Happy appley birthday to me!


  1. Kristin

    Happy birthday, Spud! x

  2. TheGlutton

    Happy Birthday Spud!!! May you continue for many many years to come.

  3. Tangled Noodle

    Happy, Happy Blog Birthday!!! I have yet to catch up properly with some posts, but I couldn’t possibly wait to wish you many more wonderful years of Spudly blogging. Of course, there’s an element of selfishness to that – after all, we are the satisfied recipients of your culinary creativity. 8-)

    Thank you so much for sharing all that is good and delicious with us!

  4. 5 Star Foodie

    Happy Blog Birthday!!! Hannah sends hugs and I voted of course!

  5. Caroline@Bibliocook

    Two years old and going strong – long may it continue. Happy birthday!

  6. Rufus

    Happy Birthday Spud!

  7. Daily Spud

    Thank you all – you’re all very much part of the Spud experience, I wouldn’t be here without yis! (Actually, maybe I would, but it wouldn’t be half as much fun :) )

  8. Lisa

    That’s an apple tart. And that? That’s me knocking at your door, fork in hand.

    (psst…I voted)

  9. Daily Spud

    You’re a star Lisa. You *deserve* some apple tart!

  10. Jenni

    That is the best, DS!! Happy, Happy Birthday to you! And guess what, I think my 2nd birthday is in just a couple of weeks. Perhaps I shall have some Irish apple tart, as well:)

    It has been an excellent two years–here’s to many more for you!!!

  11. The Diva on a Diet

    Happy, happy Birthday, dear Spud! Congrats on your 2nd year and looking forward to sharing your 3rd!

    The tart looks scrumptious and now I’m off to vote for you in PFB. Good luck!!

  12. pierre

    howdy and happy b-day!
    Is that 2 in people years or potato years.
    Our little one told me she heard a rumour that you could survive strictly on potatoes and that some people (Irish or Peruvians, I imagine) have done it for ages. Well, I’ll let her know that you can make it for at least 2 years and still keep up enough energy to run a successful blog.

  13. Joanne

    Congrats on your tabloid feature! you’re right up there with Paris Hilton now! And, more poignantly, congrats on two years. That’s AWESOME!

    I voted for you over at foodbuzz! Keep up the good work!

  14. Daily Spud

    Jenni: Oh do have some Irish apple tart for your second birthday but maybe you should make some pound cake as well and send me some :D

    Diva: thank you dearest, looking forward to having you around!

    pierre: A pleasure to welcome you here Monsieur! You raise a very interesting question there and I think that the answer can only be 2 in potato years. And yes, your little one is quite right, you can survive on potatoes alone (well, potatoes and milk, really) – I’m going to see how long I can keep it up for :)

    Joanne: thanks! sure the paparazzi will be following me next, lol

  15. jenn (bread + butter)

    Happy Bday Spud!!! And a well deserved tabloid mention. You deserve it.

  16. sophia

    Only 2 years old, and already a sensation. How much further you’ll go in another 2 years, I can’t even imagine. Congrats and happy blogoversary! :D

  17. Daily Spud

    jenn: …and thank you for being such a loyal reader :)

    sophia: Thanks! I can’t quite imagine what the next two years holds myself :)

  18. Sophie

    Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!!! Yeah!!

    I will raise a full glass of champagne to you!!

    Kisses from Brussels !!!

  19. Daily Spud

    Hurray for full glasses of champagne Sophie!

  20. Lisa~Korean American Mommy

    Happy birthday! And thanks so for stopping by my site!

  21. Daily Spud

    You’re welcome and congrats on moving on to round 5!

  22. Danny

    Very artistic :)oh, and happy birthday!

  23. Daily Spud

    Thanks for dropping by to say so, Danny!

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