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Comment by sk8eycat on July 17, 2014 at 7:52pm

My mom peeled and rough-chopped russets, and sprinkled them with apple cider vinegar, salt, and black pepper while they were still hot (but dry...she poured the water out of the pot, but let the potatoes sit for a few minutes to dry)  Then she added a mild mixture of mayo and whatever combination of mustards we had in the house, and let that absorb.

While that was happening, she finely diced (or rough-grated) the bell pepper, onion, celery, and a small jar of pimientos...if she had some.

The eggs went in last, most of them chopped, but 2 or 3 were sliced and arranged on top...with salt & pepper.

I sort of do it the same way, but if I'm using red or white rose potatoes, I sometimes chop them with the peel still on. 

I also like to bake russets till they crackle when squeezed.....and eat the peel, too. (With loads of butter.) Finest kind!

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2014 at 6:56pm
I just finished a batch. Went ahead and boiled the eggs at same time in same pot as the potatoes. Worked out perfect. The rest was the usual chopped onion, chopped celery, little but of garlic, mayo, mustard, sweet relish and touch of salt & pepper. Was feeling nostalgic so tried to create what my Dad used to make. In fridge now.

I dont know if I like russets vs. yukons/reds/whites better. At the moment its the russets.
Comment by Pat on July 17, 2014 at 6:42pm

Me, I peel and then, cube into 1 inch pieces yukon gold spuds. Put them in boiling water for about 20 minutes. At the same time, cook chopped bacon in the microwave. When potatoes are done, cool them in a freezer for about an hour. Mix mayo, onion, bell pepper, salt and fresh ground pepper, the bacon, and add to the cooled potato mixture. Chill for a day, and scarf it down. Simple but tasty.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2014 at 4:03pm

Joan, thanks for the potato salad recipe.

I have a hankering for some now.  Boiling as I type.  Do you use russets?  Yukons?  Reds?  Whites? 

I can't have onions before or at work, so I use an entirely different method, but tonight and this weekend, time for the real deal.

Do you boil the eggs with the potatoes, or separate?

Comment by Pat on July 17, 2014 at 2:33pm

Went through Buffalo, WY a few years ago. Incredibly pretty country. Was going from Devil's Tower (of Close Encounters fame), to Cody, WY for the night. Then on to Yellowstone, and Jackson to the Tetons.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 10:48am

Wow!  What a beautiful tool shed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2014 at 8:06am

Here is a chicken wire tool shed, but it could be a place where you grow vulnerable things. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2014 at 7:57am

Randy, my friends in Buffalo, Wyoming, where I-90 intersects with I-25, a very wilderness area, built a frame garage and instead of siding they covered it all around and over the top with chicken wire. That is where they grow their fruits, vegetables and flowers. 

I tried to find a stock photo of one, and here is what I got when I Googled "chicken wire covered building to grow a garden"

Also, this forum:

Good luck!

Comment by James M. Martin on July 17, 2014 at 7:24am
Randall Smith, why don't you plant some more beets and use your shotgun to get rid of the rabbits. They aren't much to eat thought the French rave about them. I have never found a rabbit recipe I liked.
Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2014 at 7:19am

Pat, I sympathize. I have two wisdom teeth causing me agony and  should be pulled (ate age 71). Fortunately, they only hurt when I bite down on a seed. Good luck with the procedure. And no, I've never heard of donut peaches. I'll google them.

Wish I had beets to pickle. Rabbits ate all the leaves which killed the tiny beets. Curses.


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