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#Potatoes

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: One vegetable is essential to the Irish diet - so why not learn to grow it? Column

From the Garden: One vegetable is essential to the Irish diet - so why not learn to grow it?

Potatoes are high in vitamin C, naturally fat-free, a source of fibre and potassium and low in sugar. They are also versatile and delicious, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY: 'This St Patrick’s Day I will be out (as I am every year) sowing my spuds for the year' Column

GIY: 'This St Patrick’s Day I will be out (as I am every year) sowing my spuds for the year'

They are a brilliantly easy veg to grow – blight aside – and harvesting your own spuds will be like Christmas morning, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie GIY: Even if you don't have much space, you can still grow spuds in pots and containers Growing

GIY: Even if you don't have much space, you can still grow spuds in pots and containers

This week our GIY guru gives his tips on how to trick potatoes into thinking they have lots of space available to grow.

From TheJournal.ie Potatoes have been grown in conditions similar to those found on Mars SPUDS IN SPACE

Potatoes have been grown in conditions similar to those found on Mars

Straight out of the plot of 2015 film The Martian, scientists in Peru managed the feat.

The 'Irish potato' is an actual dessert in the States

They look deeelicious.

From TheJournal.ie When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you Column

When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you

It’s the nation’s favourite – the potato. Here’s how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

The unfortunate Irish potato stole the show in Seth Rogen's new trailer

Oh Jesus, ph f**k, she’s peeling me f**ckin’ skin…!

This Cork lad is chancing his arm selling portraits of potatoes

They’re an absolute bargain.

From TheJournal.ie Part of your diet you should consider if you're thinking of having a baby: Potatoes Chips And Crisps

Part of your diet you should consider if you're thinking of having a baby: Potatoes

The risk of gestational diabetes increases with the consumption of more potatoes.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you Column

Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you

GIY expert, Michael Kelly also tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Ireland's favourite crop National Potato Day

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Ireland's favourite crop

Just how familiar are you with the noble spud?

14 ways to eat a potato, ranked from worst to best

Roast, mash, boiled — what will come out on top?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging National Potato Day

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging

Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.

10 essential facts of life for Irish people who don't like potatoes

They exist. And they demand to be recognised.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you peel potatoes with as little effort as possible Spud You Believe It This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie It was a bad year for spuds at the former Donegal Creameries Mashed

It was a bad year for spuds at the former Donegal Creameries

The company just managed to scrape a profit after a tough 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling A Spud Affair

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

Which Irish county loves potatoes the most? We have answers

It’s time to DUEL.

From TheJournal.ie Forget 'notions' food like quinoa and lentils, Irish people still love bacon and cabbage Comfort Food
From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina

Happy National Potato Day!

Here's how to peel a bag of potatoes in less than a minute

Bow down to the potato-peeling king.

From TheJournal.ie Can we save the spud? Love Spuds This post contains a poll

Can we save the spud?

Did you know there is a National Potato Conference? No? Well, there is. And it heard yesterday how we’ve fallen out of love with the spud.

11 distinctly Irish nutrition tips

Helping you become happier, if not healthier.

11 distinctly Irish cooking methods from your youth

From vegetables to pasta, we’ve got it all covered.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes Charity

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

6 things you probably didn't know about Julie Andrews

She loves potatoes, that’s good enough for us.

From TheJournal.ie Happy National Potato Day! Here are 7 interesting facts about the humble spud The Spud

Happy National Potato Day! Here are 7 interesting facts about the humble spud

Mashed, roasted, boiled, fried, chips…

7 people who think the Irish only eat potatoes

Coupled with some delicious pictures of delicious potatoes.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people pay above the EU average for bread, fruit and potatoes PRICE WATCH

Irish people pay above the EU average for bread, fruit and potatoes

The latest CSO figures for 2012 show that Ireland paid ten per cent more for meat and bread and nearly double the average for tobacco.

Have you ever had an Irish seven course dinner?

There’s atein’ and drinkin’ in that.

From TheJournal.ie CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc Farming

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

From TheJournal.ie How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes Wi-high Club

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

From TheJournal.ie Price of spuds shoots up The Price Of Spuds

Price of spuds shoots up

A summer of wet weather has affected the potato harvest, pushing the farmgate price up.

From TheJournal.ie Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials GM

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials

Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.

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