Thursday, July 14, 2011

potato salad and! kitchen! .... a road trip.....

A simple dish of potato salad and chives with mayonnaise and sour cream
You just want to dive into it.
How can one not be inspired in Maine to stay in the kitchen and make something simple but wondrous for your friends to enjoy, when the freshest ingredients are right in the front yard.

This is what it's like in the summer in Maine at the Ostensjos. Linda's flower garden for fresh cut flowers for the table, and Eric's vegetable garden to feed the road trippers. Facing the house is a backdrop of a vast water teeming with lobster, fish, clams, mussels, and who knows what other goodies are there.

Listening to the whooshing sound of the lone clammer digging in the early morning low tide. He is pulling this large bucket on some kind of a sled like contraption ziggaging from one end to the other digging for clams. It's a back breaking job but somehow the whole picture seems poetic.....The haze across the water, a light chill in the breeze, a bald eagle perched on top of the tree in the distance and the manic sound of the feeding birds.....this is nature at its' best!

10-12 red potatoes cleaned and boiled
In a large bowl cut the cooked potatoes in half season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with 1/4 cup of minced chives. Mix in 1/2 cup sour cream and about 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Garnish with chive florets.

Sunset in Maine

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