Tag Archives: potatoes

Baked Cauliflower and Potato Patties

I am doing my very best to find ways to reconfigure cauliflower into delectable and delightful concoctions, for cauliflower has never been my favourite veggie and never will  be.  I am not saying my efforts have been herculean but they … Continue reading

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A Garland of Potatoes and Vegetables and a Good Bit of Scraping

You know the lyrics to the Blues Brothers’ “Rawhide’ song, don’t you?  that bit when the verse is all about ‘ rollin rollin rollin ‘ repeated ad infinitum ? Well, I was using a wooden spoon to dislodge the bits … Continue reading

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Thoreau and a Chicken Cordon Bleu

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.” I came across this … Continue reading

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The Saucy Potato – Patata Schiacciata col Pomodoro

Time was when I could stay up all night to finish a riveting read.  Not now.  I still think of reading in bed as a pleasurable way to end the day but all too often the new day has already … Continue reading

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Faking Fish – Il Pesce Finto

“Pesce finto”, that translates into English as “fake fish”, is the kind of recipe our grandmothers would have resorted to,  the uber home/comfort food that children would enjoy on a visual level too.  Basically, it is made up of mashed … Continue reading

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The Comfort of a Spud – Il Puré di Patate, Mashed Potatoes Italian Style

You either love potatoes or you don’t, you either adore mashed potoatoes or recoil in horror at their flowing mushiness. I happen to think mashed potatoes are a good reason to be alive.  Even vegans can enjoy an ersatz version … Continue reading

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You say ‘potato’, I say ‘patata’ – Tortino di Patate, Prosciutto e Mozzarella

Go on, if you have a moment, click on the link below, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Astaire singing a famous Gershwin song — but let’s not do as its title suggests … which is : Let’s call it off. … Continue reading

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