50 Shades of Local Potatoes

50 Shades of Local Potatoes



Susan Elliott Topping posted this yesterday and said:
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I remembered my odd story..

RAVING A SWEET POTATO FOR LUNCH I THREW ONE IN THE OVEN AND FORGOT ABOUT IT FOR AN HOUR. When I finally pulled it out and cut it open, you could hear my screams all the way to Alaska. There, on the flowered plate, laid a steaming-hot potato in the shape of a perfect heart smiling back at me.

Was it a sign, a message from a higher power — or was it just a beautiful freak of nature? A friend suggested I sell it on eBay.

Don’t laugh: In 2004, Diana Duyser sold for $28,000 a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that she claimed bore the image of the Virgin Mother. Ten years earlier she had taken a bite from the sandwich and saw a face staring back at her. She put the sandwich in a clear plastic box with cotton balls and kept it on her night stand, and — Praise Be God! — that the sandwich never sprouted a single spore of mold.

“I would like all people to know that I do believe that this is the Virgin Mary Mother of God on that sandwich,” Diana insisted at that time.

Duyser’s auction was initially pulled by eBay for but restored after she convinced them she could delivered the pious goods. The winning bid went to GoldenPalace.com which spent “as much as it took” to own the crusty piece to its pop culture trove that includes a David Beckham missed penalty kick ball and William Shatner’s kidney stone.

Now, I could use some extra cash. As I looked at my sweet, sweet sweet potato, I wondered if I too should take a chance and put it up for sale on eBay. Could I cash in on this spud of a Valentine?

I thought long and hard, scanned for any overlooked signs of a potato Jesus, then grabbed for my fork and knife.

I did what I thought was the best possible solution for all: I ate it.


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Photo ± 1966: you remember in time in sherbrooke, (memory). In order to retain the attention of its customers during a sale of “canned potatoes”, the gaudette food market, located at the corner of the streets belvedere south and mcmanamy in sherbrooke, is hinted in an original way

The very low price should have been enough to cause traffic traffic, but why not put it full of sight to the whole neighborhood!

Photographer: Jacques Darche

Published by Martin Pépin in you remember in time in sherbrooke, (memories). https://www.facebook.com/Vous-souvenez-vous-dans-le-temps-à-Sherbrooke-207295232804246/#Sherbrooke


Potato Casserole Recipe Card

Potato Casserole
Serves 12

6 med potatoes unpeeled cooked not too soft
1/4 melted butter*
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c onion fine (2 tblsp dried)
1 pint sour cream
1 c cheddar cheese grated

Peel & grate potatoes in dish & mix with all except some cheese, save some for top with cornflake crumbs, put over top of casserole.

Bake 350° 30 min.

*RecipeCurio Note: no amount is given on the recipe card but I believe it would be 1/4 cup for the melted butter.



Sometimes You Need to Just Walk Your Potatoe

The Maggie Murphy Potatoe Hoax in Carleton Place

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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