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Thursday, January 26, 2012

FFwD: Broth braised potatoes

  

It's been a while since I blogged my last post. It has been such a busy time. My seeds must be ordered and I must know for sure which ones I'll choose. It's not that easy. And I want to grow without pesticides. So I have to look for solutions for pests and sometimes I have to find the companion plant which has to go with the vegetable I would like to grow in order to avoid a pest. And they have to be ordered as well. Can you get the picture?
And worst of it. I've just done February, March and April, the busiest months have to be done. But I'm not going to complain much more. I do love it, but it is a lot of work to seek everything out. It is possible though that my blogging level is a bit low for some time.
I've grown my first crop (for this year) though: My own cup of cress. That was an easy one. Nice to eat with a sandwich of cheese.
But that's not why I was blogging today. For French Fridays with Dorie we made broth braised potatoes. It tasted so delicious. You should try it out. Something else with an ordinary potato.
I can't help wondering how it would taste with my own potatoes though. So I'm certainly going to try this one out another time. The rest of my family loved it to, although my husband (a real potato lover) also likes normally cooked potatoes.
It's definitely a real festive potato recipe, and full of taste.

If you want to see what the other cooks made of it, you can look on:
http://www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com/?p=974

Have a nice weekend!




18 comments:

Pacheco Patty said...

Glad you're back! Also happy that you enjoyed this potato recipe, we liked it too, it's simple with a good flavor from the herbs. Good luck with your garden, enjoy picking out your seeds;-)

Cakelaw said...

You have a nice weekend too. Good luck with your food growing.

dulceshome.com said...

Oh, it sounds like you've been busy, but in a great way! I think this would be lovely with your own potatoes - and even your own herbs! You'll have to let us know how it all works out! Glad you liked these!

Guyla said...

I had the exact same thought, wouldn't this be nice with potatoes from my garden! Its so much fun to decide on seeds and plants. Congratulations on your cress!

Elin said...

Glad you are back and good luck with your food growing. Your braised potatoes looks delicious :) I love the citrus-y aroma of this dish!

Kris' Kitchen said...

I agree. Simple and flavorful. We also like this recipe.

Rose said...

Best of luck with your gardening. Sounds like a lot of work but hopefully it will pay off.

Adriana said...

I'm sure you are feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do to get your garden in shape, but it sounds so amazing! I wish I had time to grow more than a few herbs and tomatoes.

Cher said...

Glad to see you back!
Looking forward to seeing the results of all your hard work as the weather turns warmer. Good luck with your planning!

yummychunklet said...

Good to have you back!

SoupAddict Karen said...

You should definitely grow your own potatoes - as with every thing else in the garden, they taste way better than store-bought ... and they're so fun to harvest. It's like digging for buried treasure. :)

Ei said...

I'm impressed with your gardening! I have a hard time keeping plants alive. I love the idea of growing my own vegetables, though. Good luck with it!

Christy said...

I have garden envy. What a wonderful thing to have to look forward too. Glad you are back. Thought this was a terrific way to dress up potatoes.

Elaine said...

I am glad that you were able to carve some time from your busy schedule and do a FFwD post. There is nothing more rewarding than growing your own food, but it does have it's challenges and takes lots of planning and work. Sounds like it is already paying off with fresh watercress. So good on sandwiches.

Betsy said...

Glad you could join in this week. I enjoyed this simple potato recipe too. Good luck with your garden! I know the geography is different, but are you familiar with www.awaytogarden.com? It's a great US gardening site. Check it out.

Frankly Entertaining said...

We loved this recipe. I also thought about how good it would be with potatoes from the back yard. I used to love having potatoes from my grandfather's garden. Good luck with your harvest.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I'm trying to plan my first ever veggie garden right now - overwhelmed does not even begin to cover how I feel! Send good vibes! :)

Yours potatoes look delicious! I love how the yellow potatoes always look creamy no matter how you cook them.

Mary said...

Loved your Post. Love your philosophy for gettong food to your table.