Have you heard about the Scarborough Fair? Most probably have from the popular mid-century Simon + Garfunkel track.
I actually made this recipe several years ago, and completely forgot this post this. I began spending much time in nature, admiring the vibrant green ferns and trees of late summer.
I found this bright green 1960's dress all while continuously hearing The Scarborough Fair song, and discovering how to grow my own food. With the inspiration of all things green and herbal....I decided to make Scarborough Fair potatoes to ignite a sort of "medieval healing" vibe of consuming more herbs with the powerful potato.
"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme"
Life in 2021 is challenging, and it's going to become more challenging especially in the world of health. Americans have this "distaste" for potatoes, blaming it for being unhealthy, but fails to realize a culture who constantly deep fries potatoes removes all or any nutritious value from the food.
Potatoes are packed with fiber and the compounds: flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants in the body by neutralizing potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals.
"Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in a garden."
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Scarborough Fair Potatoes
Total Time: 30-40 minutes
6 cups of fingerling potatoes, washed and halved (or white skinned potatoes)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed from stems
salt to taste
4 sage leaves
4 springs of thyme
1 stick rosemary
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and grease a baking sheet.
Prep the potatoes and the herbs. In a mixing bowl, mix the potatoes, herbs, olive oil and salt. Since sage is a strong flavor, I put that herb on top, but if you like it, chop 1-2 leaves and mix it with the potatoes.
Once mixed, spread on the greased baking sheet. Dab a little oil on your hands and rub it on top of the leaves/stalks of herbs and place the herbs on top of the potatoes.
Bake for 30 minutes, or longer if needed. Remove from oven once edible and slightly crispy.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com