Saturday, February 02, 2008

National Potato Day

I think Monday is National Potato Day so in celebration of this wonderful versatile vegetable I have chosen this collage "Couch Potato" as the start of todays bloggage. I do hope you will all tell me about your potato adventures . I plan to roast a few tonight and tomorrow maybe some mash with lots of butter. Yum!
Hazel has dusted off the folding potato stand from the shed in readiness. Oh no- it's the stand for Archie's keyboard. His piano teacher Bruce has told him that having the keyboard on the floor isn't really conducive to practicing ones scales and chords etc.

It's pretty icy this morning and the pavements are tracherous- reminding me of the slippy walks in Norway recently. The overnight snow has melted and re-frozen which makes things worse. Even so, I slipped along to the newsagents to get the Guardian which has a free DVD of Eisenstein's "Battleship Potatokin" inside! This ofcourse is the Russian classic film made in 1925 about a riot by sailors when their potato ration was cut. It includes the famour scene on the Odessa steps when the helpless citizens are shot with spud guns by the Tsarist police.


Adele said...

Mmmmmmmm potato. I think we'll mash some and steam a chunk for Hector to drop on the floor.

wastedpapiers said...

Hectore is growing into a dadaist. We had baked potatoes last night with broccoli and pasta cheesy bake. Yum!

Jonathan said...

Frank Zappa... "Call any Vegetable..."

wastedpapiers said...

Thats right Jonathan- I hadn't thought of that connection I must admit!