12 - Today's Number
Don't miss the recipe for 12 Roasted Rosemary Potatoes at the bottom!
This month I'm giving attention to numbers. It may be because it's tax season, or that I'm working on a VA report for my brother, or because this seems to be a month filled with assessing and measuring. For what ever reason, numbers, more than words and images, are on my mind.
Thought the logical order is 0 or 1, I began with 30,000 days and 1000 marbles, then got off on other subjects. Admittedly, being linear is not my style.
Right now, twelve is on my mind = probably because it is the 12th of April! It is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12. We find it in the universe, religion, mathematics, culture, sports, nature. These are just a few that come to mind.
Twelve Roasted Rosemary Potatoes!
On a trip to Tuscany, I had the most delicious rosemary roasted potatoes as we watched the sun go down on Lake Garda, probably my favorite place in the entire world! I've tried to recreate them many times, but they have always fallen short. This time i used new potatoes - 12 of them and that is the reason they are posted here - and I added a little zest (lemon). With the addition of garlic, capers and smoked paprika, they are even better than those I remember from Tuscany!
12 Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
12 new potatoes, with a strip peeled out of the center of each
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
! Tablespoon capers (unless you are mad about them like I am, then 2 Tablespoons +)
Fresh rosemary, 2 Tablespoon. (must
Two cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
!. Cover potatoes with lightly salted water, bring to a boil and cook until just tender. Drain.
2. While potatoes are cooking, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice and capers in your serving bowl.
3, Brown potatoes in olive oil and garlic.
4. When well browned, pour into the serving bowl with lemon, rosemary, capers and toss.
5 . Sprinkle with smoked paprika and serve
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