Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mauna Kea is a high point of all the Hawaian Islands. It is located on the big island (Hawaii) and from base (in the ocean) to tip is bigger than Everest!
Big taste too. The picture is rather small, but there are two potato halfs, one on either side of the potato mountain, just for presentation. The middle is a carved-out half pineapple. The potatoes inside the pineapple are mashed potatoes with fine diced pieces of pineapple 9that was carved out) and cheese mixed in and then baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Spoon the potatoe mixture into the pineapple and top with sweet basil or parsley for a beautiful dish. Use plenty of cheese and don't worry about the pineapple...it's great with potatoes! Like a sunny day at Waikiki!
Surf's up! Let's go.
It's gonna be a great day!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mt Washington (sorry, no picture today)

A mountaineering dream in New Hampshire. A potato lovers dream anywhere.
Mt. Washington is not a high mountain (roughly 6500' in elevation) but it is home to some pretty challenging winds and weather.

It's much less challenging to eat Mt. Washington. Make, or buy some meatballs. Make your beef or (in my case) fake beef gravy. Put mashed potatoes on the plate, top with meatballs and gravy. Cover with shredded cheese and no matter what the weather, this will warm you up heart, soul and mind!

It's gonna be a great day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mt Shasta

Not far from the Ocean, not far from the redwood forests and part of the awesome mountain glory of N. California. Mt. Shasta is usually a two day climb that gives folks a chance to camp just below her summit at a spot called Lake Helen. This alpine setting will warm the soul and ans some tomatoe soup in a hollowed out mountain of mashed potatoes will warm the tummy.

Since Shasta is a volcano, let's spoon out the middle of a heap of mashed potatoes on our plate and put our favorite tomatoe soup in it. This is an awesome lunch and really should be on every restaurant menu. Try using these two Potato Mountain Spice Blends in this one: Herbal Wink and Veggie Pepper Parade.

Potato Mountain has a great tomatoe soup recipe as well but, we'll save it for another day. Be sure to follow Barney- The Potato Dog Thlog (thought Blog) at http://www.potatomountain.com/

It's gonna be a great day!