creamer potatoes with garlic and dill

raising a glass

I feel a bit of a cheat just posting these pictures and not including a recipe? I mean, really, who do I think I am, disappearing for weeks on end, and the resurfacing just to show you a couple of pretty food pictures only to vanish into cyber-darkness leaving no recipe for digestion? I know, I’m playing with fire here, even with trying to be coy, but I swear, the whirlwind of 2008 has taken me quite by surprise.

For one, our new toy is beautiful and stunning and we can’t get enough of it, except. Oh, well, there’s that feature it offers iPhoto, which has me all up in arms. For all the great, amazing things Apple offers, surely it can include its free photo editor to be better than this? I mean, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually miss Picasa on my old pc! Shame on me, right?

potatoes with dill and garlic and butter lovely, fresh, chopped dill
steak!! broiled salmon

Except, I have been reading Deb and Luisa’s complaints on Flickr and I’m glad I’m not the only one angry with the product. It simply doesn’t edit well, and it’s not because I didn’t take the time to learn its features! I suppose I am long-overdue for Elements anyway – it’s way cheaper the the full-blast Photoshop!

Halfway into the month, 1/24th of the way done with 2008. Where does the time go?

I hope that your 2008 so far has been nothing short of bliss. Me? I’m just trying to eke out some time to simply cook. Cook without taking a single picture. Cook just so we can have a home-made meal. With my job now being a great deal more demanding now, it’s a new, wonderful challenge.

A special thanks to all of you who made suggestions on how to make SassyRadish better in 2008. I, and my intrepid web designer friend, are working on making this site a whole lot better this year. Even if I don’t post more often, I am at least hoping to up the functionality of the site!

Updated: now with the dill potatoes recipe!! See below

Boiled Creamer Potatoes with Garlic and Dill

Radish’s note: Few things in my opinion are as simple, elegant and festive as simple boiled potatoes cooked in salty water with garlic and tossed with fresh dill and sea salt. It was also the very perfect accompaniment to our New Year’s steak. In my family, no celebration has ever passed without this dish gracing our table.

2 lbs creamer potatoes
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped dill
flaky sea salt to taste
2 tsp unsalted butter

Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with enough water, so that it sits 3-4 inches above the potatoes. Add the garlic and the salt. Cook until potatoes are soft when pierced with a knife.

Drain the water and press the garlic into a paste and add back to the potatoes. Toss with dill, add the butter and season with flaky sea salt to taste.


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