Pesto Potato Salad; more canal

Easy Pesto Potato Salad

This is another simple, easy recipe. Or not. I planted my basil along the edge of my potager, as I always do. This year the winter squash went crazy and before I could stop the squash my basil was totally covered in huge leaves. I accepted defeat and planted a few pots by the pool … Continue reading…

Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon; the bike path

Grilled Potatoes & Carrots

Do you have a grill pan? We still have a couple of them, which is good because they are becoming harder to find. A grill pan is a pan that’s used for cooking vegetables on the barbecue grill. For me, the perfect grill pan is a cheap, aluminum, oblong cake pan. It’s not easy to … Continue reading…

Potatoes O’Brien; me vs google

O'Brian Potatoes

This is not an Irish dish. There is a dispute between Boston and Manhattan as to what restaurant in which city was the first to make it. I would guess the first person to make it was some home cook trying to use up the odd bits in the larder and deciding this was good … Continue reading…

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes; no more cheddar

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

This may be the last time we have Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes. In watching the news this morning we learned that the people (British) who make cheddar cheese are finding it very challenging to ship the cheese to Europe – thanks to Brexit. I’m sure that TPTB (The Powers That Be) did not intentionally try … Continue reading…

Mashed Potato Puffs; moonset

Potato Puffs

Cheese-filled Mashed Potato Puffs. I originally posted this recipe a decade or so ago, but some recipes are so good, and so easy, they are worth repeating… and re-posting. The idea behind this recipe happened when I was thinking of a way to keep mashed potatoes warm while we had our first course, without messing … Continue reading…

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes; not a yam

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I’ve never been a big marshmallow fan. I don’t even like them in hot chocolate and I have never had a s’more, although if the chocolate was dark enough it might offset the marshmallow. For me they are just too sweet with no hint of any other flavors. When I was asked to bring ‘yams’ … Continue reading…

Potato Squash Gratin; bike picnic

Summer Squash Potato Gratin

Do you still have summer squash / zucchini lurking in the garden? Mine went dormant about a week ago. There were at least 5 days when I didn’t pick a single squash. Things are back to normal for the squashes now but this morning I only picked 5 tomatoes and there are very few starting … Continue reading…