Gosh, is that the time?
Time, that is, for the old year to pass the baton to a sprightly new successor, but not before a last backward glance at the year that was and, with it, my top ten picks from The Daily Spud files. Suffice to say that if the year to come is even half as good, it’ll be a very good year indeed.
#1: Winning Best Food and Drink gong at the Irish Blog Awards. Again.
A clear choice for this year's number one if you ask me.
#2: The Daily Spud features in Food and Wine Magazine's Hot 100
(so I can now refer to myself as one hot tattie - ooh, err missus!)
#3: Having recipes included in the lovely Farmhouse Cheeses of Ireland book was a thrill,
even better that they came sandwiched between contributions from Catherine Fulvio and Rachel Allen
#4: Well, who wouldn't be flattered by an invitation to act as
Chief Spud Ambassador at the first Irish National Potato Day. I know I was.
#5: The travel highlight of the year was Lebanon
and this Lebanese apricot jam was nothing short of sunshine in a jar
#6: A visit to the Annual Spud Tasting at Jacksie's Bar
in Taghmon definitely rated as the spud adventure of the year
#7: The Daily Spud's Paddy's Day Food Parade returned for a second outing in 2011
and brought with it yet another fine collection of Irish-themed dishes to mark our national day
#8: Individual potato cups were, I think, the spud creation of the year.
With the recipe receiving over 20,000 page hits, you seemed to think so too.
#9: Ok, so I know you saw this in my last post, but
appearing along with my roasties on the pages of
Irish Country Living was always going to make my top ten