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Potatoes (About)

By Cat, May 3, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) True potatoes (as opposed to sweet potatoes or yams, are members of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family, and come in many colors of peel, and some, like the purple potato may also have … Continue reading

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How to store potatoes, sweet potatoes/yams, and true yams

By Catherine Haug, April 20, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons). This article was originally published in The EssentiaList, of which I am the editor. Most grocers keep true potatoes in the refrigerated produce section, and sweet potatoes at room temperature, … Continue reading

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Potato, Cucumber and Dill Salad

By Cat, July 2007 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Salads Menu; 2. Vinaigrette Dressings Menu; I’ve never been fond of traditional American Potato Salad; you know, the kind with hard boiled eggs and creamy mayonnaise dressing.  I think its because … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Chicken with Potatoes, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Cheese

By Cat, Jan 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Poultry & Fowl Menu; This is a delicious one-dish-meal take on Potatoes au Gratin; it’s fairly quick and easy to prepare. Although it adds about a half-hour to the prep time, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Chicken Pieces Roasted with Rosemary, Red Onion & Red Potatoes

By Cat, Jan 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Poultry & Fowl Menu; 2. Roasting a Bird; While my favorite way to prepare chicken pieces is a braise, in the winter I like to roast chicken to keep my kitchen warm. And … Continue reading

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Culcannon (Cabbage or Kale and Potatoes)

by Cat, March 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Braised Corned Beef An Irish Tradition A recipe for Culcannon, a traditional potato and cabbage dish, appeared in the Interact supplement of our local paper, the Daily InterLake, in an … Continue reading

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Wild or Smoked Salmon Chowders

by Cat, Feb 6, 2014 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) When I was a kid, we had landlocked sockeye, aka Kokanee, salmon in our beautiful Flathead Lake, and in the fall when they’d run up the river to spawn, people … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie (Lamb) or Cottage Pie (Beef)

by Cat, Dec 2008 (photo, right, by Cat) It’s called Shepherd’s Pie because the sheep herders make it using leftover mutton or lamb roast. When you use roast beef, it’s called ‘Cottage Pie;’ I do not recommend using ground lamb … Continue reading

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Slow Roast Beef, Buffalo, Venison or Lamb

  See also: 1. Beef, Venison, Buffalo Main Course Menu; scroll to Roast (Pan, Oven, and/or Slow) for related recipes;  Slow-roasting and braising are the best ways to cook a roast for optimum tenderness, but also because the presence of moisture and the … Continue reading

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