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Spud Sunday: The Year In Spuds

Ufff. Is it time to get up yet?

I’m still in that bleary shadow-land of post-Christmas lethargy, not quite ready to wake up to the new year. So be kind and allow me to curl up for one more day and quietly ruffle through 2010, with its foodie trips that happened and wine-y trips that didn’t, its gatherings of bloggers at home and abroad, a rather triumphant (if I do say so myself) Paddy’s Day Food Parade, some award nominations (ooh, nice), being published in the Irish Times (even nicer), and the rollercoaster that was Project Food Blog.

Mostly, though, there were spuds. In calendar form, it would probably look something like this:


Seed Potatoes

In which I undertake a covert mission to the UK for seed potatoes. 'Nuff said.


Egg Baked Potato

Egg-baked potatoes? Don't mind if I do.


Lazy Beds

Time to get planting at the Organic Centre's Annual Potato Day


Musical Spuds

Musical - and whimsical - spuds


Oven Chips

Sometimes chips are the answer. Now, if only I could remember the question...


new potatoes

The 2010 harvest begins: meet the newest spuds on the block.


Oven-dried potato crisps

Salt 'n' vinegar oven-dried crisps. Genius.


Kerrs pink potatoes

The world of the commercial potato grower revealed.



Lefse: facing the challenge (and reaping the reward) of Norwegian potato flatbread


Flying boxty

Witness the flight of the boiled boxty dumpling


Potato Guinness Risotto

Guinness and potato 'risotto'. Sure who needs rice anyway.


Roast potatoes

2010 draws to a close and the Christmas roastie champion is crowned.


  1. Philippa Morck

    Happy New Year! Keep up the good work.

  2. Daily Spud

    Thanks Philippa and a very Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Chef E

    You just go right ahead and curl up- I should be doing the same thing. I did not cook for hubby for over two weeks while I was gone to visit my son in MO, so what did I do? Come home and do a marathon cooking session for the past few days…now I am going to join you and curl up to some good poetry and forget how I will be fifty in less than a year now…peace to you Spudsy!

    Happy New Year as well…

  4. Boulder Locavore

    Never thought I’d say this but after looking through the spud shots of your year, you make the potato a beautiful thing! Looking forward to reading more this year.

  5. Daily Spud

    Chef E: peace to you too my friend, may 2011 be the best of years for you! x

    Boulder Locavore: that is honestly the nicest compliment I could ever hope to receive, thank you so much

  6. 5 Star Foodie

    Loved looking through your 2010 spud review! Happy New Year and best wishes for you in 2011, hope to see you again this summer :)

  7. Daily Spud

    Hey Natasha, Happy New Year to you too. Would be lovely to see you again this summer (and 5 Star Foodie Jr. too, of course :) ). Hope 2011 is a good year for all of us!

  8. Travel Food Phil

    Busy year for spuds! Here’s to another great year to them. Loving the pics by the way.

  9. adel

    love this compilation and Happy 2011 to yoU!
    attempt to go through this list in my kitchen at some stage :)

  10. Tangled Noodle

    Brilliant! After such a marvelous year, you deserve all the rest and relaxation you want. Though it’s already several days into it, wishing you a Happy New Year filled with good fortune and bushels of potatoes! 8-D

  11. sippitysup

    Another great year. Congratulations. Best in 2011! GREG

  12. Daily Spud

    Travel Food Phil: Thank you! A busy year indeed – who knows what the next one will bring :)

    adel: Hey there, great to hear from you. Hope all is well and that 2011 is a great year for you!

    Tangled Noodle: Thanks TN. You can rest assured that, whatever else, there will indeed be spuds aplenty this year :D

    sippitysup: …and the best in 2011 to you too, Greg

  13. OysterCulture

    What an awesome recap, before I met you I’d have said there was no way a blog could primarily be devoted to the spud, and you have thankfully proven me wrong with you inspired ideas, gifted prose and incredible enthusiasm. Here’s lifting a spud milkshake in your honor. Happy 2011.

  14. Daily Spud

    Hey OysterCulture – I’ll happily raise a spud milkshake in acknowledgment of your kind words and wishes! Hope that 2011 is all that you can wish for.

  15. kickpleat

    Yay, love your year in review! Why haven’t I made those egg baked potatoes yet? Soon!

  16. Daily Spud

    A very Happy New Year to you kickpleat! Those egg baked potatoes were pretty popular as I recall, I do hope you get to give them a whirl :)

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