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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lemon Herbed Potatoes

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i'm going on a week long cruise next month with jason. i am excited about being on vacation for longer than a long weekend. the last real vacation i had was over 2 years ago when i trekked it to china and then hopped over to japan to meet bio-mom. so i'm apprehensive about the motion sickness but also this trip is prompting me to trim down. as a result, i've been like a rabbit lately, nibbling on fruits and veggies. it helps that i haven't been too inclined with elaborate cooking.

this potato dish was first spotted over at anthimeria, except hers is even simpler and served with sour cream. i'm a lactard, no sour cream for me. last week i watched an episode of Giada at Home and she made Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon. i put the two recipes together to suit my needs.

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Lemon Herbed Potatoes

potatoes, smallish, fingerling, whatever
olive oil
lemon
rosemary and thyme, chopped
1 glove of garlic minced
juice of 1 lemon
salt/pepper to taste

boil potatoes until relatively soft. drain and allow to dry somewhat. smash them and lay out, single layer, on cookie sheet. to make dressing, add last 6 ingredients together. drizzle dressing over the potatoes and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until golden and done to your preference.

i served this alongside a salad.

just finished reading: Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger

Valentina said, "Goodbye... Kitten..." I love you. I'm sorry... She began to cry. Robert and Julia looked at each other, uncertain, each trying to allow the other to comfort her. Julia made a gesture with her hands: Go for it. Robert stepped towards Valentina, gathered her to him; she was sobbing now. Julia turned away. She walked to the house and up the fire escape. As she opened the door she looked down and saw Valentina clinging to Robert. Robert was watching Julia. He looks uncomfortable. Like somebody gave him a present he didn't want but has to pretend he likes. Julia went into the flat and left them to it. pg. 297