Potatoes and Bloggers

This week I had several reunions with old friends, and a first meeting with a new friend.  I am the “dotty” person in this photo, smiling because I’ve just had afternoon tea in Marylebone with Simone, author of  the “Lady of the Cakes” blog.

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The cakes are a starting point, but Simone also blogs about her life in Spain, about learning foreign languages, about Bavaria (where, yes, there are more cakes) and about her day job where she writes about the food industry.

Which leads me to the second subject of this post – potatoes.  Back in March I posted some photos of a field being ploughed As predicted in that post, this year’s crop was potatoes.

potatoes in grass field

Do you know how the UK and Ireland compare to other countries in the consumption of potatoes?  I do, only because I read about it on Simone’s blog.  Click here to read her post, which reveals, among other things, that the really big spud-eating countries are Poland, Ukraine, Peru and Russia.

Back in July, while we were waiting for the potatoes to grow, we had some pretty flowers to look at on the potato plants.

flowers on potato plant

Then in September, the harvest began.

 

Time for me to sneak back and steal the ones I photographed?

 

10 thoughts on “Potatoes and Bloggers

    1. Well you may not be wrong after all, because I’m quoting statistics for fresh potatoes. Maybe the Dutch buy processed products like frozen fries.

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