Making the Perfect Chowder

Soups are the ultimate comfort food at this time of year…so taking another tangent on our journey up the Raw Foods Pyramid…let’s look on the scoop about soup…starting with chowder.   Chowder is a soup that has been enjoyed as far back as 250 years ago when it was first made aboard ships and eaten withContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chowder”

What’s Next?

One of the hardest things for me to do in the morning is to wake up…just to wake myself up…to wake up and function before having my normal two pots of coffee… But now that the “resident five year old” is going to “real” school, I am expected to not only wake up myself…but wakeContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Meat and Taters Around the World—Switzerland

For our final Meat and Taters recipe from around the world, let’s travel to Switzerland…and try the rösti….(The word is actually pronounced “reursch-ti,” not  row-sti…as you might think when you first saw the word…and the word “rösti” translates as “crisp and golden,”.)… This dish consists of grated potatoes that are shaped into 1″-5″ patties and served in wedges likeContinue reading “Meat and Taters Around the World—Switzerland”

Meat and Taters Around the World—Sweden

Getting my five year old ready to start “real school” in the fall has reminded how there’s always one of THEM in almost any crowd… The sibling that gets your mom the most expensive gift of any other sibling The nerd in the class that always aces the test that most of us have justContinue reading “Meat and Taters Around the World—Sweden”

Meat and Taters Around the World—Spain 

Next let’s look at a classic potato dish from the country Spain……Spain’s “true national” dish…. Tortilla de Patata  Also known as the Spanish omelette or Spanish tortilla, tortilla de patata are eaten across the country, for any meal of the day,…for breakfast, for dinner, served at room temperature as an appetizer…in (triangle pieces served with a forkContinue reading “Meat and Taters Around the World—Spain “

Meat and Taters Around the World—France

Okay…I’ll admith…I have been on another of my tangents away from the main purpose of this blog—crawling my way up the Raw Foods Pyramid bit by bit—to taslking about such forbidden topics as deep frying and beef stew… But potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are a major element of the Raw Foods Pyramid… AndContinue reading “Meat and Taters Around the World—France”

Mr. Potato Head’s Other Produce-Bin Buddies

So far we have looked at two types of potatoes—waxy potatoes such as the Russet, and all-purpose such as the Yukon Gold. There are two more categories of potatoes that I would like to look at…waxy potatoes and sweet potatoes. So what are the characteristics of a waxy potato? fine-grained, dense flesh generally smaller andContinue reading “Mr. Potato Head’s Other Produce-Bin Buddies”

Making the Perfect Potato Salad

Just in time for all the upcoming summer cookouts—such as the 4th of July—next on the perfect potato recipe agenda is making the perfect potato salad. The perfect potato salad will be super creamy with the perfect potatoes creamed with the perfect dressing and combined wit just the right amounts of boiled eggs, sweet onion,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Potato Salad”

Making the Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are to dinner fare what hash browns are to breakfast fare…and in this post, we’re gonna learn how to make the best mashed potatoes ever. The perfect mashed potatoes are rich, super-creamy, and thick…and flavored with butter, sour cream, garlic and Parmesan cheese. ——————————————————— Which type of potatoes should I use? The best varietyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Mashed Potatoes”

Making the Perfect Hash Browns

Hash browns are standard breakfast fare, second only to grits in the back woods of Mississippi where I am from, and an ultimate comfort food. So what are the “perfect” hash browns…and how do you make them at home? The perfect hash browns will be perfectly and evenly golden-brown—extra crispy, crackly, and buttery on theContinue reading “Making the Perfect Hash Browns”