5. Feb, 2019

February already, annual Shropshire Potato Day and more

January blues, came and gone, having stated my new job recently it certainly did not feel like January other then more and more people stating they are on special diets and can only eat certain foods only. Vegan foods where promoted on public transport posters, and so our flexibilaty in our food production has the norm. As my wife does not eat meat I am rather used to not eating meat so often and with the abundance of seasonal vegetables there is plenty of choice. sprouts kale wild mushrooms nuts and some wild rice, gently fried in Bennet and Dunn Horseradish oil I can tell you that meat has not been missed....

The 3rd of February there was the annual Shropshire Potato Show in Harper Adams once again, organised by Gerrol Jalvin , my dear potato friend, who asked me to do a food stand and do something with potatoes.....so I collected spuds from him on the Saturday Morning, 3 colours and a massive bag of kale as he had those growing to,.....washed the spuds and blanched those washed the kale and tubbed. Saturday night yet again a busy night at the New Inn so came home late, to load up for the next morning. I was given a stall next to my dear friend Martin Moyden who was setting up his Stall with mall my favourite cheeses, he brought also Herb Fretta cheese which we launched together with Bennet and Dunn at the Ludlow food show in 2018. so now I had all I needed to start my demo of 4 hours....three coloured potatoes sliced, chopped fine kale, a few cherry toms, sliced button mushrooms and Fretta cheese, all cooked in a frying pan with horseradish oil, salt and pepper..... serving in taster pots and the queue started to grow.....special requests...without tomato plz...skip the kale, no pepper please...can I have purples only...can I have mine without cheese....any meat in them?....etc. I was loving it as I could comply with all the requests and people were fascinated to see their taster being prepared in front of them while others were watching and then could say...that one is mine...

Martin was sending people to me and I was sending people to him, Gerrol's son Sean was selling the 3 coloured potatoes between me and Martin. Our little corner was well attended by the public and Gerrol was pleased with the turnout and very happy with our contribution to his event. Working with people for people....