Weekend Gardening: Growing Potatoes in the Winter, Part 1

Potato Sprouts in a Pot - Andrea Meyers

Ever since I found tiny yellow potatoes at Trader Joe’s last year, I’ve been planning how to grow some for ourselves. The flavor of those little potatoes is incredibly close to my favorite papas criollas from Colombia and after tasting them in ajiaco and clam chowder we knew we had to try them in the… 

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Good Bite: Easy Holiday Entertaining with Betty Crocker, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices - Andrea Meyers

To help make your holiday planning easier, Good Bite has teamed with Betty Crocker to create some delicious dishes and cooking videos. My first holiday dish has a flavorful twist: I pep up mashed sweet potatoes with Moroccan spices. The flavor is slightly spicy with a dash of sweet, and the potatoes come out rich… 

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Potato-Leek Soup with White Truffle Honey

Potato-Leek Soup with White Truffle Honey - Andrea Meyers

I was very fortunate to meet Shauna and Daniel Ahern at the International Food Bloggers Conference in August. Shauna was on the Food Blogging For Specialized Diets panel along with Alexandra Jamieson and Daniel provided some beautiful gluten-free dishes for the Sunday lunch. Though I’ve read her blog for some time now, this was my… 

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Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry Recipe - Andrea Meyers

That cold snap we had last week really messed with my internal calendar. Even though the wall calendar still said September, my body was thinking November and that set off all kinds of cravings for hot comfort food. I had curry on the brain because along with soup, it’s one of the first things I… 

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Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

For us the Fourth of July is about celebrating our nation’s heritage as well as family, friends, parades, fireworks, and of course the annual Fourth of July cookout. Our cookouts vary somewhat from year to year, but we always have some kind of potato salad for the Fourth, and this potato salad recipe is particularly… 

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Papas Criollas (Tiny Yellow Potatoes)

Fried Papas Criollas Recipe (Colombia) - Andrea Meyers

One of my fondest food memories is of the tiny round potatoes known as papas criollas from Colombia. The Colombian papas criollas grow wild in the Andes highlands and have a thin, tender skin and a buttery yellow interior that yields an amazing flavor. They are a favorite for soups such as Ajiaco or served… 

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Swabian Potato Salad (Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat)

Andrea Meyers - Swabian Potato Salad

We had traditional Swabian potato salad (Schwäbischer kartoffelsalat), a salad which has yellow potatoes and a very simple oil and vinegar dressing, a few times while in Stuttgart. It is often used as a base for salad greens such as arugula or lettuces, and in fact it was served beneath the green salad at every… 

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Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herbs

Mashed potatoes were a staple in our home when I was growing up because it’s a simple and inexpensive dish that compliments many of the foods we ate. Fried chicken and country ham just aren’t the same without mashed potatoes and gravy, and they go well with many other dishes. My mother used to make… 

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