Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Treasure your many blessings

The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime of the year; all things were glad and flourishing...  

~Charles Dickens.

Both from the beautiful blog The Dutchess
Thank you 

Here’s a yummy recipe for you. I just love mashed potatoes, don’t you? the quintessential Holiday comfort food. The browned butter makes this particular recipe sing. Caramely and rich and oh- soooooo good!
(serves 6)
3 to 4  lb. unpeeled, red potatoes, quartered
1/3 to 1/2 cup sour cream (adjust as necessary)
3 oz. Romano cheese
1 to 2 teaspoons fresh, minced garlic
2 teaspoons horseradish
1 Tablespoon dried parsley leaves
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 stick of butter, cooked in a skillet until golden brown
coarse sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
Bring large pot of potatoes, covered with water, to boil. Cook until tender (about 45 minutes.) Drain well. Place in a large mixing bowl. Mix with the sour cream, cheese, garlic, horseradish, parsley and onion. Mash with a potato masher or electric mixer. Add a little buttermilk or whole milk if the potatoes seem too thick, and to make the mashing a bit easier, if you wish.
Transfer potatoes to individual serving bowls and drizzle some of the browned butter over each serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Chin Deep

"Dreams are the touchstone of our character." ~Henry David Thoreau


  1. Hi Jeanne,

    Thanks for sharing - love the piece from Charles Dickens.
    Also for the recipe for the mashed potatoes - always such a great comfort food.
    Hope you are having a lovely week