Dec 4, 2014

Creamy Chicory Mash Pot

This recipe is derived from an old Dutch recipe for ‘Friese stamppot’. Friesland is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands. Traditionally you make the potato & vegetable mash, put it in an oven dish, sprinkle cheese on top and place it under a hot broiler. I never do that. I just mash it and call it a day. I like being rebellious like that and, oh well, Friesland…

Dec 2, 2013

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes & Tomatoes

One side-dish to rule them all. Why stick to simple roasted potatoes when you can add so much more color and flavour? I’m a sucker for roasted potatoes. But combine them with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar and you have my heart forever. It reminds of this amazing dish! This is a really simple dish that you put together in mere minutes and the oven…

Nov 27, 2013

Shredded Potato Casserole

It’s been too long since I last posted a potato side dish. I don’t do well without my potatoes, so here goes. When a friend of mine shot me an email asking me if I still had a can of Campbell’s in my pantry and threw words around like ‘funeral potatoes’, I was intrigued. I mean, funeral potatoes… seriously? Are you pulling my leg? What the heck? After she explained…

Oct 22, 2013

South Indian Potato Curry

You can never have too many potato recipes. There’s just no such thing. No, really, there isn’t! And this one deserves a spot in your recipe box. Like all other Madhur Jaffrey recipes, this southern Indian potato curry is a clear example of the spirit of India shining through with simplicity. It takes plain ole and humble potatoes, a handful of spices and magically transforms them into an exotic side…

Aug 23, 2013

Summer Potato Salad

The weather has picked up tremendously here today, making this the perfect time to post one last summer potato salad. I’m so not ready to say goodbye to the lousy excuse we’ve had for a summer. Not yet. This is by far my new favourite potato salad. Oh yes, I know, I keep saying that with each recipe I post, but it’s true. I can’t help it.. I just love…

Jun 13, 2013

Roasted Masala Potatoes

There’s a chill in the air. It’s raining again and this has been the coldest spring since 1962. So now I’m not sure what to cook. Or wear. I keep going back and forth between dinner salads and light, spring-like dishes and Chili con Carne and other hearty stews. And between t-shirts, skirts, flip-flops and long sleeves or even sweaters. I’m confused! But that’s a natural state for me. My…