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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Colcannon

 These days I'm craving simple, humble foods.  Plain vegetables set off by good things like butter and cream.  Colcannon is one of my most favourite dishes to make for our dinner on a weeknight, it is super easy to throw together and it keeps warm in the oven for certain people (MrBP) who might be working late and missing our 6:30 family dinner.
You can see an excellent recipe for Colcannon right here, it's basically the one I follow though of course I have to add a layer of cheese at the end before I give it a good bubbly finish in the oven.
Boil your taters.

I drain and then add in the raw kale.
You could also saute the kale before adding the taters back in.

Mash in lots of butter and some cream.

Looking mashy!

You'll want to chop up some nice fresh scallions.

I mix mine with some grated old cheddar cheese, giving it a slight stir.

FInish in the oven until a little golden and delicious smelling.
This is an excellent method of getting kale into youngsters.
Colcannon,  I love it.  I'm going to make it again tonight!  Have a great day you Darlings!
xoxDani

28 comments:

  1. Hi Dani,
    It took me longer than I would have hoped to catch up with my favorite blogs!
    It looks delicious but don't know Colcannon at all!
    For the moment I love fresh figs with warm goat cheese...
    Take Care
    Steph

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    1. Hi Steph, Colcannon is traditional Irish food. Which explains why I love it, give me potatoes every day and I am ecstatic. Goat cheese, yum, especially the Picodon from Provence, but sadly I can't eat fresh figs they upset my stomach very much.
      Great to have you back, I hope you have had a good break!

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  2. Looks so yummy!

    I never heard of it,but will try it out as we love vegetable dishes on days when my husband is out of town:)

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    1. Ina oh yes try it, very easy and you'll all love it. The leftovers will be good too when your husband gets home. My own hubs is working all-out these days so I know how it is!

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  3. Looks like a great way to get that kale in my body.

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    1. Blue Booby yes with mash taters and butter, what could be better?

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  4. Never heard of it but I will give it a try, I love potatoes and I love kale so it sounds great to me!

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    1. ajc I bet your daughter will love it too.

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  5. Sounds delicious!Any potato, cheese veggie combo works for me. I have the same WS table linens, but in the beige and red. Love them. I stalked them forever until they finally went on sale.

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    1. KnitYarns I've been spoiled by WS kitchen towels and mitts, they are the BEST. They do go on sale but it takes a lot of patience!

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  6. i have all of these ingredients at home. will definitely try it out. we love kale and this is a great looking recipe! thank you!

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    1. Phiphi it's a good one for the weeknights!

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  7. Mmm, yummy! I have some Swiss chard in the fridge - I'm sure that would do as well. We're having meatloaf tonight, it would be a great side dish.

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    1. Patricia it would definitely work with swiss chard. And it would be an excellent side dish for beef. I've thought of serving it with a roast for Sunday lunch!

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  8. Dani .Looks delicious! Do you have as a side dish or main meal? I am also cleaning and organizing the house. Go to bed exhausted however the results are rewarding ! What time do you call it quits ,enough work for the day.Love the fall season ,can't wait to get the mums and fall decorations out.

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    1. Anon I can only do physical work for so long, I never do housework after dinner. I'm a fairly tired person and I like to go to bed early, but only after reading for a couple of hours and lazing around with a cup of tea. Though really what I'd like in the evening is a Brandy Alexander!!

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    2. Not sure if the creme de caoca would keep you awake all night ,perhaps a hot toddy would do it has all the fall spices!

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    3. Anon yup hot toddy is better and easier to make too, thanks for planting that idea...

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  9. I'm on my own out of town this week so no cooking and cleaning for me til this weekend. Feeling faintly guilty. I love kale with garlic, olive oil and a few red pepper flakes. I grow 3 kinds,and most will be usable through Christmas even up here. But for now, 2 days of Boston in the searing heat.

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    1. Lane it's been sickening hot here and my youngest daughter has been home with migraine, this extreme humidity is the pits... thunder storms happening now which will hopefully clear the air! Have fun in Boston and travel safely! 3 kinds of kale, I do want to see your garden!

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  10. Yum! This sounds delicious!
    Sadly, the green component would ensure that both my rascals wouldn't eat it :-(

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    1. Ruth do you have rascals who refuse greens? Oh no! I have to say cheese covering everything is a good trick, it worked with my own rascals and they now eat every kind of vegetable. I love tricking rascals!

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  11. Love, love, love the tribute to you over at the Brora blog! Bravo, Dani!

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    1. Rebecca thanks I didn't know about that! What a cheer-up and funny enough I was just thinking about my post tomorrow, which is all about the latest most perfect coat in the world from Brora!

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  12. One of my all time favorites. Which is just as well, as the garden is full of Kale and Potatoes. You can see where my mind has been going.

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