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The Best Basic Roast Potato Recipe

the best roast potatoes

Sunday nights during the winter meant one thing when I was growing up, and that was roast dinners. Gathering around a fire before dinner and then around the table “en famille” to enjoy a serious feast. Without fail, roast potatoes were part of these memorable Sunday nights.

I am not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point, while I was still pretty young, the potatoes changed. Changed for the better that is. What happened?

My dad had picked up the trick from Lucy Waverman ( in the Globe and Mail) about how to make these roast potatoes.

In my mind, this trick is the key to the best basic roast potato recipe. I say basic, because in the recipe I present to you, there is no added flavour, such as garlic or rosemary, but you could easily make that happen.

So what’s the trick you ask?

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Sweet Root Vegetable Mash

root vegetable mash

It’s that time of year again. The time for hearty comforting food. A sweet root vegetable mash is just the thing.

It is a great alternative to mashed potatoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some mashed potatoes. Who doesn’t?

I also love this root vegetable mash. And I mean love. It just makes me feel good inside, especially on a cold fall or winter’s night. Continue reading

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Perfectly Roasted Potato Wedges

One ingredient and one ingredient only in this recipe. Potatoes. Wash them. Dry them. Cut them. Roast them. Boom. Perfectly roasted potato wedges. Simple and delicious. They can be enjoyed on their own or with your favourite condiment or to accompany a main meal like some delicious veggie chilli.

That chilli recipe is one of my first posts ever on this site. I can’t believe just over a year has gone by since then. Time flies. I have learnt a lot since then and have so much more to learn about this thing called food blogging. Thanks for joining me on my journey and I hope you have been inspired to cook some of the recipes that I have shared on this site.

It is below -20 C here in Montreal this week. Nothing like a big bowl of warming chili and potato wedges when it’s this cold out. Serve the chilli on top of the wedges for some chilli fries. Truly healthy and delicious comfort food. Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Potato and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Another recipe made with seasonal local ingredients. It’s that time of year. Baby potatoes are starting to show up at the market and green beans are everywhere.

This salad recipe was inspired by 2 separate recipes that I love both from Jamie Oliver’s television and book Jamie at Home.  One is a bean salad and the other a potato salad.  They are both incredible and guaranteed to please you and any guest you serve them too. For those of you who have never seen the show, I highly recommend checking it out.  Highly entertaining and inspiring. Jamie cooks in different areas of his home and, walks around his garden, using fresh homegrown ingredients in his dishes. Continue reading

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