The Last Furlong

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The best potatoes ever


Some years ago, we had an excellent crop of potatoes from the Furlong garden. We grew them in tubs that we filled with compost as the plants developed. We ended up with tubs almost solid with potatoes. That was before High Fat Low Carbohydrate eating.

The very first potatoes we ate were baked, split, seasoned and drizzled with butter. They were the most heavenly flavour. There is really nothing more delicious than eating food you have grown yourself and that is fresher than fresh when you cook it.

We don’t eat potatoes now. We don’t eat commercial food, or bread, sugar and other stuff we once did.

But, potatoes contain Resistant Starch, as does Oats, Peas, Green Bananas and some Beans. Resistant Starch does not affect blood glucose, but feeds all the little useful friendly gut flora. AND it can lower blood glucose!

So, we are planning for Spring – maybe a tub of potatoes would be nice.


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

6 thoughts on “The best potatoes ever

  1. Or………… you could do as I do, discard flesh eat skins.


  2. I really am odd aren’t I. I don’t like bread but I like burnt toast, I don’t like potatoes but I like baked or fried skins. Bring on the acrylamides, mmmm.


    • Although acrylamide has caused nerve damage in people who have been exposed to very high levels as a result of occupational and accidental exposure through industrial use, it is less clear what the risks are from the acrylamide found in food. Acrylamide is considered to be a genotoxic carcinogen because it has the potential to cause cancer by interacting with the genetic material (DNA) in cells. Based on independent expert scientific advice, the Agency believes that exposure to such chemicals should be as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). Given the uncertainties in exposure and the possible exposure to sources other than food, scientists have concluded that it is not possible to draw any definitive conclusions about the cancer risks of acrylamide in food.

      ” scientists have concluded that it is not possible to draw any definitive conclusions about the cancer risks of acrylamide in food” Not quite how it’s presented is it. We know!, patently they don’t do they.


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