Say it isn’t so! It seems like our fave spud has taken a nose-dive in the sales department. Yes, sadly the number is dwindling. Because of the Atkins and other diets that call for a carb free diet, fewer individuals are actually indulging in the good old potato.

Surprisingly, although sale prices have plummeted, potato chips are still the number one snack food. The thing is, most people prefer to enjoy their potatoes by having others cooking them. I must  confess that once per week I like to grab a very hot helping of the fries from Micky D’s. And, my fries have to be super hot coming from the fryer, otherwise, I can’t partake.

You know something, I couldn’t tell when last i baked myself a really flaky yet smooth potato. The way I like it is to take my fingers and pare the spud open. I love the behold the steam emitting from it as I sprinkle a pinch of salt and watch the dollop of sour cream find each nook and cranny of the hot potato. Hmm, that was hot, really hot. I can feel my mouth salivate just thinking about it.

As I ponder about it, I realize something is missing. I’ve got to go back to basics.The potato farmers are depending on me. Now, when did I stop baking and even smashing good old potatoes? Hmm, I’m afraid that I’ve to alternate my sweet potatoes with dear Irish. I do think both can share the spotlight.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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