Okay all you seasoned gardeners out there, you will
laugh, but I have successfully grown my own potatoes
for the first time and I am SO excited
It is like Christmas digging around in that raised bed and finding
little nuggets of starchy gold
The best thing is that I hadn't even planned on planting them
but I had about 20 potatoes left this spring from my
autumn Carding Brook Farm haul.
They were starting to sprout and my Ruth Stout book said,
"just throw them on the dirt and cover them with hay"
So I did and I've grown potatoes!!
Renee invited some folks over last night for an impromptu
lobster feed and I had a chance to showcase my wares
Foil and the grill, my favorite tools.
The trick is to put them on after the coals have died down from being
red hot, or make a space for indirect heat on the grill,
so you don't get that black, burned layer of potato and onion
that I remember so well from my childhood.
I layered potatoes, onions, garlic, rosemary, basil, Maldon's Sea salt,
Aleppo pepper, Greek olive oil and a little butter -
Wrapped them up and threw them on, put the lid down
and in about 25 minutes had this!
Enjoy your day and all it's surprises