Monday 18 November 2013

Rosemary and Feta Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Let's talk taters!

Recently, while out for dinner, the conversation turned to the classic crowd favourite "if you could always ensure you could eat just one thing...". While most of our party chose favourite dishes or treats (mine was both salad and ice cream sandwiches - I'm too indecisive to choose just one), one amongst stated simply "potatoes". "No, no," we urged and argued, "you have to pick a dish!" "No, no," he responded "I want potatoes. Potato wedges, fries, mashed, roasted, hash browns, you name it. I always want potatoes!" Though it went against our general rules of the game, I get the logic.  Potatoes are a wonderfully adaptable food, and when we're honest, they are pretty hard to screw up.

This recipe highlights my favourite of the potato varieties, the sweet potato. The subtle sweetness balances perfectly with the earthiness of the rosemary and the saltiness of the feta, and because the consistency of both the potato and the cheese are quite creamy, you don't need to overload these with lots of extra heavy ingredients.

I've made this a couple of times over the last couple of weeks, and while keep the base flavours are the same, I have played around with the little extras.  The recipe below represents my favourite iteration.

Monday 4 November 2013

Wide Angle: Vol. 10 - Falling Behind

Pin It It's been weeks since my last post, something I vowed myself I would not do.  I won't pepper you with excuses, but I will apologise and say this isn't even the travelogue for our recent trip to Palawan (the nerve!), a post I am working on, but it's taking time.... lots and lots of time.

So, for now, here's another wide angle look at my every day!

1. and 2. There is a city in southern China that has an entire area dedicated to weddings.  Guangzhou Wedding Street was obviously a must see for me this year, and this is what I found.

3. If one city is dedicated to weddings, it makes sense that another will be dedicated to Halloween. Hong Kong's halloween street is always a mad house in the weeks leading up to the big day, but deals abound.

4, 5, and 6. I've been wanting to do a colour run for a while now but I'm always away when they take place in the Toronto region.  Miraculously this year, The Color Run came to both Beijing and Guangzhou and so I was off like a shot to sign up for that one! This was one of the best things I've done in awhile.  The atmosphere and lively and friendly and because it's not a timed race, their isn't an ounce of competitiveness to worry about - a great first run for those who need the confidence (like me).

Until next time!


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