Have I ever told you the story about the time my wrap skirt unwrapped and fell to the floor?
No? I believe as you probably would remember that one. I was 7 or 8 years old so feel a bit of sympathy for me. Here goes the story: My maternal grandmother was a great seamstress and spent many hours of her life stitching clothes for my sister and I. I was craving a trendy wrap skirt so she made for me.
I clearly recall the first day I proudly wore it as I also wore a pair of nylons which made me feel like a real grown-up. At the end of the day of school, I was walking my younger sister and step-brother down the hallway to head for the walk home and I suddenly felt something fall to my feet. I stopped, looked down at my feet and stood there in disbelief.
The item around my feet was my skirt. I stood there for what felt like hours looking at this skirt, afraid to look at what others saw: me standing in nylons and shoes with my skirt at my feet. Embarrassing to say the least! I am sure it was merely seconds until I pulled the skirt up and the went to the girls room to re-wrap the skirt.
From that day forward, I despised my wrap skirt. Can you tell I am pouting?
Now I need some comfort, in the form of vinegary roasted potatoes.
This is an easy way to make your potatoes into a sassy side dish. And who doesn’t love sassy? unless we are talking teenagers.
Toasted Sesame and Orange Vinegar Roasted Potatoes (Yield = 4-6)
1 lb of a medley of baby potatoes (red, white and purple)
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
orange vinegar (I used Trader Joe’s orange muskat champagne vinegar)*
a scattering sesame seeds
a handful scallions, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. wash and dry the potatoes and cut them in half.
3. Toss the potatoes with the oils and salt and roast for 35-45 minutes. Test doneness by inserting a fork into a potato – you don’t want mushy but it should pierce the potato easily.
4. Scatter sesame seeds, scallions and vinegar on the potatoes, toss well and adjust for taste.
*Simply whisk together some orange juice and red wine vinegar instead.
Go on now, go giggle at someone else…..