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Spud Sunday: Christmas Spuds

“Remind me to make the trifle later,” says Ma.

There’s little chance that I’ll forget. It being Christmas Day, this is no mere trifle (though mère trifle, on the other hand, it most certainly is). It will add to the already too much food that will be prepared for today’s family gathering, and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a heaving, over-stuffed table.

As I’m writing this, the conversation in the kitchen has turned to turkey prep and Ma is consulting with Darina Allen, or one of her cookbooks, at least.

Simply Delicious

You know it's Christmas when...
you're at home and flicking through the Ma's well-thumbed copy of Darina Allen's
Simply Delicious Christmas

Over the next few hours we’ll ready the full gamut of Christmas edibles, from bread sauce to brussels sprouts (and yes, we are lovers, not haters, of that most divisive of vegetables), and of course there will be freshly prepared roasties. And though it feels not a little strange, I might even flick through the pages of the recent Irish Farmer’s Journal Country Living supplement, which, I’m flattered to say, features an interview with yours truly on the subject of Christmas spuds. That, in my world, is no mere trifle either.

Country living roasties

A Spud Revealed:
Me, my roasties and my favourite apron on the pages of
Irish Country Living

Suffice to say, dear readers, that it’ll be a happy, spud-filled Christmas here, and I hope that it’s the same for you, wherever you are and however you celebrate. Merry Christmas one and all.


  1. sippitysup

    Christmas spuds from an expert. Congrats. and have a merry one. GREG

  2. Daily Spud

    Thanks Greg, and the same to you!

  3. Sophie

    Finally, we see a picture of you! You look lovely & congrats for the publishing!

    I love all of your tasty & fab recipes, Aoife! :)
    I hope you celebrated a lovely Christmas, my friend! ;)

  4. Daily Spud

    Aw thanks Sophie, hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!

  5. Lori

    How exciting on the story. That is such a great picture! I had to laugh at your intro. I tend to do the same right around Christmas. My to-make list is overloaded, yet I’m still looking at recipes and bookmarking what I will make later. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a fantastic 2012!

  6. Daily Spud

    Hey Lori, hope you had a wonderful, well-stuffed Christmas too :) It was lovely to meet you in person in 2011 & I hope that 2012 brings you the best of everything!

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