potato salad


4 pounds small white boiling potatoes
Sea salt
2 tablespoons good chardonnay
3 tablespoons chicken stock
2 fresh squeezed lemons
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/4 red onion, julienne
3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Boil the potatoes in salted water. Once boiling starts bring down to a simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatos are just getting soft. Drain out the water in a strainer and cover potatoes with a dry towel so the can steam for about 15 minutes.

Whisk in a small bowl the wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil with a whisk to make an emulsion.

Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces. put the potatoes into bowl and add enough dressing over them to moisten. The potatoes should soak up the dressing so add more as it is sitting. Add the onion, tarragon and parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Then toss the potatoes, cover them, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors make sweet love. Serve cold or at room temperature. Recipe adapted from www.razzledazzlerecipes.com

General Watering Tips

  • Water at night. If you water during the day you can burn your roots from the days heat
  • When watering your seedlings, water lightly. If your poor is too fast then you could damage the plant
  • Give lots of water during the summer
  • Filtered water will actually help the plant and the soil from being saturated with minerals
  • If you don't want to go organic you can add some fertilizer to your water
  • Make sure your pot has good drainage or your roots will rot
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Tarragon: Herb Facts

  • Tarragon is a bush
  • Its a perinnial plant
  • Tarragon is good for blending with other spices
  • The part of the plany you use to cook is the leaves
  • It is common in things from Bearnaise sauce to dijon mustard
  • Tarragon was used in the past to prevent scurvy because of its high amounts of iodine in the the leaves
  • It's taste is simular to licourice
  • It is used in throughout a lot of French cooking
  • Referred to as dragon herb or little dragon in a lot of places
  • Tarragon is actually part of the sunflower family
  • When growing tarragon it take minimal water but requires good draining