Think potatoes are boring? Think again. These 4 fab recipes featuring the humble spud are anything but boring! Plus find the linky for Week 6 of #CookBlogShare below.
Brrr – is it cold where you are? It’s still freezing here. I am currently typing this while wearing 2 jumpers, drinking hot coffee, AND I have the heating cranked up to 21C and I still can’t get warm. (How is it that in summer if the thermostat said 21C I would be feeling too hot, but in winter it’s not warm enough???)
Still, despite the fact that it is freezing, I can’t quite help but feel that spring is just around the corner…the days are definitely starting to get longer (I am sooo looking forward to when I can take photographs in the late afternoon again!) and my calendar is full of ‘nearly spring’ things, like Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday…and I am even beginning to think what I might do on my blog for Easter!
I have also given my blog a little spring clean…or more like a total makeover really! I have been wanting to do it for ages, but have just never quite had the time. I’m really glad I waited until I was a bit less busy, though – it was 3 long days of hard work and I still have a whole snagging list of little niggles! But I think, in the end, it was worth it – my blog feels fresher, cleaner and I am hoping it comes across a whole lot more professional! I have also sorted out my mobile site (my blog used to look terrible on mobiles), worked out how Mail Chimp works – so now I can send out much more professional looking newsletters, and finally got around to installing one of those cookies popups – better late than never eh?
4 Fab Ways with Potatoes
Well, all this chilly weather means I am craving comfort food more than ever at the moment – and what could be more comforting than potatoes? Now, sometimes the humble spud has the reputation for being a little boring, but not in the hands of these 4 fab bloggers! The recipes I have chosen for my #CookBlogShare roundup this month recipes all feature potatoes in creative and delicious ways and are anything but boring!
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
How enticing do these beautiful Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes from Charlotte’s Lively kitchen look? What a wonderful twist on the classic baked potato and cheese! The little slits help the potato cook more quickly and evenly, with the added bonus of being even more flavoursome – and making the potatoes look super pretty. Charlotte is also sharing an opportunity to be published in print in this recipe post, in conjunction with Barber’s Cheese – to find out how to enter, hop over to her website. But get your skates on, the competition ends on the 24th February 2017.
Potatoes also work brilliantly in a traybake – and, well, I couldn’t do a roundup of delicious potato-themed recipes and not include this fab Vegetarian Sausage, Potato, Swede And Cauliflower Traybake from Mandy at Sneaky Veg, now could I? For those who don’t know me very well, I am obsessed with traybakes, to the point that I have been called the Queen of Traybakes on numerous occasions – I just love how easy peasy they are and how delicious they taste! Everything tastes better roasted, right? Well that’s certainly true for the ingredients in Mandy’s fab traybake – cauliflower, swede, potatoes and sausages all just taste so good roasted!
Another fab thing to do with potatoes is turn them into a frittata, which is exactly what Louise from A Strong Coffee has done with this delicious sounding New Potato, Pancetta & Goats Cheese Frittata. A frittata is such an easy peasy thing to make for lunch or on a busy weeknight – and I am always impressed how beautifully that potato and eggs combo works. So with the addition of goats cheese, pancetta and mint, this must taste amazing!
And finally, I couldn’t not include this awesome sounding Kale and Potato Hash with Sumac, Thyme and Cumin from Ema over at De Tout Coeur Limousin, which went a bit mad when I retweeted it on Twitter! And it’s easy to see why – the flavours in this are just fab – sumac, cumin, thyme and garlic paired with wonderful seasonal kale and potatoes – yum, yum, yummy. Ema suggests this might go well either a fried egg or a sprinkling of feta – I would definitely have to opt for the latter. The idea of sharp, fresh feta crumbled over this…I think I might just be in foodie heaven! This recipe has gone straight on my must make list!!
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 6
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!)
- Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below)
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and my co-host Kirsty @, using #CookBlogShare and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
I will comment on all the posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!