Mashing up some new potato recipes

27 July 2011

27th July 2011. LovetheGarden, your online gardening experts, are delighted
to announce the second of their popular vegetable garden competitions, after
a fantastic response to our launch a few months ago.

In February, we ran an online competition to find your best cabbage recipes
to celebrate this often ignored and much maligned vegetable. The prize was a
£200 meal for two at a restaurant of the winner’s choice, anywhere in the
UK. The response was amazing, with some innovative and delicious recipes for
everything from a modern twist on cabbage soup through to our winning entry,
melt in the mouth cabbage and mushroom pasties. The winning entry was by
Karolina, posted on the Senses in the Kitchen blog. The recipe is now a firm
favourite with us at LovetheGarden, and you can find details of how to make
Karolina’s pasties at

A chip off the old spud…

This month’s competition features a vegetable we all take for granted –
the potato. This stable of the western diet is bashed, mashed, chipped and
roasted almost every day in kitchens across the UK, so we’re sure you’ve
got some secret family recipes for potato dishes that you want to share with
the world. To pay homage to this family favourite, we’re offering another
prize of a meal for two worth £200 to the winning entry of this month’s

Growing potatoes is easy and, as the price of spuds spirals up in the shops,
growing vegetables like potatoes for yourself makes good economic sense.
Picked fresh from the garden, these delicious vegetables also pack a punch
in vitamin C and other essential nutrients. Rather than just deep frying
them, roasting them in the oven or mashing them with butter, we want to know
what you do with your potatoes to give them that extra something special.

Rewarding culinary creativity

“The potato is so familiar to everyone that we tend to take it for
granted,” says George Hope from the LovetheGarden team. “So we want to
celebrate the spud in all its forms, from sweet baby new potatoes right up
to main crop Maris Pipers. If you’ve got a recipe for potatoes, we want to
see it, and we’ll reward your creativity and culinary expertise with a
celebratory meal for two in your favourite restaurant. Of course, potatoes
will be on the menu!” he adds.

The closing date for entries is August 16th 2011, so if you’ve got a
special potato recipe, whether it’s an old family favourite or a brand new
culinary creation, post it up on your blog and let LovetheGarden know. Every
few months there’s a new featured vegetable and a chance to win that £200
meal for two, so get blogging!

For more details and terms and conditions of entry, visit the vegetable
garden competition page at


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