Grilled Potato Salad; the harvest and the debate — 5 Comments

  1. Scandal! Are you using your husband’s tool chest to lay out shallots??

    I don’t know about the nutrition calculations; so I didn’t comment on the last post. These days, in my country, if I’m buying it fresh and with reasonable expectation that it’s GMO-free and hormone-free, I’m kind of OK with ignoring calories. At my age I should have a certain sensibility towards not consuming too much of even healthy food.

    And I always cook with butter. Though that’s taboo for a lot of people here, I think that you need less volume of good-tasting food than you do for McDo.

    Yet butter is the nuclear option for upping caloric intake.

  2. Katie – I like your version of a healthy eating blog with easy to prepare foods that are seasonal…it says it all. I envy you your shallots..I love cooking with shallots as much as I love garlic – nothing better!

  3. Katie, as far as I am concerned, the nutritional values do not add anything. I like your recipes because you use fresh, seasonal produce and don’t add lots of cream and unnecessary fats and oils. If you don’t stick to the exact ingredients and portion size, they don’t mean anything. Your recipes lend themselves to being adapted to what is currently in the fridge and pantry.
    If you think that plums make clearing up after your dogs interesting – you should try pawpaw skins and seeds and vast quantities of ripe mulberries. Thank goodness dogs can’t fly! Our last Pointer used to climb the woodpile to get to the plums and windfall mulberries were no good either. She used to pick them from the lower branches in the same way she harvested the cherry tomatoes.

  4. Dan, I plant, weed, water, hoe, harvest…. He eats. I lay the shallots anywhere I want to. LOL He set up a drying table for me the next morning. I use butter, olive oil, duck fat… the only thing I never touch is margarine. I like McDo – just always feel awful after I indulge so it’s very rarely.

    Ina, I love shallots to – I always use them when a recipe calls for pearl onions – those little onions are so hard to peel 😉

    Thanks, Gill – very kind of you to say. I try to make things that are easily prepared – even if you have to substitute most of it LOL I guess I do write recipes to give cooks ideas. If my dogs could get into the vegetable garden I would have nothing…. so far the shallots are safe.

    Phoenicia, they’re so easy to grow – just poke them in the ground. Next time you have one that’s sprouting, plant it.