Sunday, August 26, 2012

Treasure from the earth.......


We forgot that we had some potatoes growing in the garden and came in from shopping, started to hang some washing out and then saw that we could be digging up our dinner! My daughter set to and ta-da!
Not enormous....not sackfuls.....but enough....and home grown.

16 comments:

Macy said...

Now if you just started keeping a few chickens you could have egg & chips...

Nana Go-Go said...

Yum....lots of butter,salt and pepper...no taste quite like it!
Have a good week, Libs. x

Steve said...

Nothing tastes finer...

libby said...

Macy....good idea...but after a fox had our rabbit, I'm loathe to keep any living thing outside now....x
Nana....thanks Nana...enjoy your week too. x
Steve...will let you know when we have them!

Nota Bene said...

How satisfying...and delicious!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Is that you holding the two potatoes with your red varnished nails? You seem to know how to handle them! You can't beat homegrown vegetables.

libby said...

NB.....only enough for one meal though.
YP....No..not me..my daughter.

Marcheline said...

Egads, that reminds me of the scene in "Withnail & I" where Withnail gets sent out in the post-hurricane, wearing plastic bags on his feet in lieu of Wellies, to stab potatoes out of the ground with a fork. HAH!

P.S. Hot Pirate alert on my blog! ARRRRRR!

Curry Queen said...

Yum yum! We have some spuds waiting to be unearthed. Expectations are not high as the rest of the vegetable crop is year has been dire...

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

I hope they taste good. I have some runner beans you could have with them. And raspberries for afters?

libby said...

M...those men in kilts? mmmmmmm.
CQ...we only have spuds this year, gardening has not been high on our priority list.
Trish....I wish you lived closer...I love runner beans and raspberries!

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

This sort of find feels like the best thing in the world when you come across it. And Nana Go Go's simple but tasty accompaniment seems a good way to honour such a treat. Hope they tasted good :-)

About Last Weekend said...

Neat. What a lovely surprise, that's what gardening is all about (PS you have a very nice manicure, don't wreck it with the potato peeler)

libby said...

LM...nothing better than butter and salt on great spuds eh?
ALW...the nails are my daughters! and every year I think about doing more gardening and every year don't ..ho hum.

Helena Halme said...

I really miss my vegetable garden in the country. We now live in London and although we have a balcony, there's not enough room to grow potatoes!

I love the red nails pulling out pots - that looks just like me in the our old garden.

Helena xx

libby said...

Hi Helena...welcome.....we don't exactly have a vegetable garden, but I'm not complaining!