A few month’s ago, I got a call from Patti Londre of Worth the Whisk and the genius/mastermind behind Camp Blogaway. Patti was working with the Idaho Potato Commission on a Valentine’s project to celebrate Potato Lover’s Month and wondered if I would be interested.
I think I said “YES”!! before she even completed the question.
All I needed to do was create a salad featuring Idaho Potatoes and show up in pink at Patti’s house with my salad. Oh, and I’d also have to hang out with some of my favorite food bloggers and pose for the camera.
I know, it’s tough being a food blogger.
So what exactly was this project? A full page spread that newspapers across the country could use in their Valentine’s Day food section.
As you can see, they got my good side – right behind the camera which is my favorite place to be!
So, if you come across this in your local paper, let me know!!!
Now, onto the best part.. the food!!
It’s no secret that I love salads so it’s no surprise that I chose to make one with one of my favorite ingredients – Idaho potatoes! I decided to use fingerlings in it because I not only love the flavor but the firm texture of fingerlings is perfect in salads and makes this one perfect for a buffet or a potluck dish!
Needless to say, EVERYTHING was delicious … check out my fellow bloggers recipes and get yourself into the kitchen – you and your Valentine will be happy you did!
Western Shepherd’s Pie by Patti at Worth the Whisk
Cream of Potato and Poblano Soup by Ericka at Nibbles and Feasts
Potato and Beet Galette by Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen
Idaho Potato Asiago Cheese Muffins with Herbs de Provence by Valentina at Cooking On the Weekends