Category Archives: Potatoes

Don’t Try This at Home

I started out with all the best intentions—to create a really tasty dish easy enough for dinner for the family on Tuesday night, but impressive enough for friends on Saturday. I researched, as I almost always do—I rarely simply throw … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion and Potato Soup

Snowed in for the past 4 days, this soup was developed out of necessity. I wanted to make a leek and potato soup, but found all we had was yellow onions and a few potatoes. I had simmered up the … Continue reading

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Hedgehog Potatoes

Sunday my youngest children ran into the kitchen ravenous, saw these sitting on the counter and shouted, ‘Those look like hedgehogs!’ Kids do love these potatoes, but so do adults. The many thin slices roast up with crispy edges, while the interior remains ever so … Continue reading

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Chicken and Chorizo Hash

Had to postpone that family vacation to Spain due to budget cuts? So did your neighbour. Hey-ho, put your bikini back into the drawer and invite them around to enjoy (at the very least) a taste of sunny Espagne: Chicken … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

This is a hearty stew that is so de-lish yet is so inexpensive to make. Great dinner for the budget these days, eh? If you would like to make this vegan, just omit the sausage and use vegetable broth rather … Continue reading

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Spanish Tomato, Chorizo and Chicken Stew

This is good, old fashioned comfort food. Most comfort foods (at least the kind that I like) are high in fat, salt and carbs (french fries, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, deep fried mozzarella sticks…mmmmmmmmmmm…)…where was I? Oh yes, this … Continue reading

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Asparagus Super Soup

This is so yummy and versatile. I first ate it hot, as soon as it was ready, but then had it for several lunches, cold. Mmmmmmmmmm! I like spice, so this recipe hits all those hot notes, but the pepper … Continue reading

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Baked Potato Casserole

So many of the recipes I write about as having, ‘big flavors’. I love intense flavors. This dish, however does not have big, bold flavors. What it does have is that great comfort factor. Crunchy, savory potatoes, baked twice and … Continue reading

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Roast Potatoes, Leeks and Fennel

Perfect for supper on a cold day with a delicious roast!2 pounds (1 kg) potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks2 leeks, trimmed and washed, using up to (but not including) the very dark green part, cut into 2 inch … Continue reading

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Old School Potatoes

This is a true old school recipe. The cabbage and white wine are delicious in this dish and do not overshadow the potato and cheese, rather complement them. But, alas if you are resolute in your hatred of cabbage, find … Continue reading

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