Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009

Whew, I was on my way home, hankerin' for some baked-potato soup made from home grown potatos and green onions when my wife called.  Of course I needed to pick up sour cream from the store.  What almost made me crash was that she said after that.  Apparently the potatoes smelled like fish and were rotten!

My immediate thought was "drat, I knew I should have harvested sooner."  The yukon gold plants died off a month ago and I just harvested them Sunday.

It wasn't until she explained that it was the bag of Russetts we picked up from Costco that were the fishy rotten ones that my heart started beating again.  Seems we now know how they could grow, harvest, package and bring to market potatoes at $0.25/pound.  They were past their prime. 

All that meant is that we needed to use more of our prescious stock to make the soup.  I had planned on mixing them to not only add flavor, but to drag out our supply.  In the end, it was the best potato soup I've ever had.  I can't wait for left overs. Yum!


  1. Sounds delicious. We know that what we grow is pretty good, no?

  2. Hey! Glad to see you blogging again. Daydreaming about dishes from your own produce happens to me now also. This summer, my mom made some tuna salad. I usually put them on crackers, but she put them on thick slices of the Roma tomatoes that I grew in the garden. Talk about delish!!

  3. A treat made better because it was grown by your own hand! Small loss to have that bag of russets go by. While it may indeed be cheaper to buy factory farmed potatoes... they absolutely DO NOT taste as good as the freshly grown potatoes from our own gardens.