Sometimes, I wish Mother Nature would do labels.
A little sign, saying “makes great pesto” and pointing towards that untended clump of leaves at the bottom of the garden would have been really helpful. Instead, for years, I had supposed that this plant’s only part of edible interest was the flowers. Oops.
Thanks to a little research, I now know better.
Wild garlic - not just about the flowers, you know
An apology is in order.
I have been guilty of taking the roastie for granted. A potato classic, known to feature regularly on my plate but yet scarcely mentioned on The Daily Spud… Oh for shame.
Nothing else for it but to make amends with a little Christmas roastie special, for it is fair to say that Christmas dinner in Ireland could not legally be defined as Christmas dinner without a great big pile of roast potatoes. So, with the assistance of the experts that reside on my kitchen bookshelf, may I present herewith my 12 step roastie program.
There are some things that I now consider it my, er, job to do.
Like attending last weekend’s Taste of Dublin festival, for example – something that I thought you would like to know about and, therefore, I just had to go. You seeing how this works?