Potatoes are a Native American food first brought to Europe by the Spanish. They became a popular crop in Europe after the famine of the 7 Years War when more traditional crops wouldn’t grow. It was after this time that it became known as an Irish food.

Potatoes can be carved into poppets for use in sympathetic magic. Potatoes’ protective effects are enhanced by seasoning them with onions or chives.

If the skin of your potato is green, peel it off before eating. The green is a sign that toxins have built up in the skin. To prevent this from happening, keep your potatoes out of the light.

Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and manganese

potatoes, brown, close-up
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Element(s): Earth
Planet(s): Moon

Gender: Feminine

Protection, compassion, potency, wishing


Potato and Cottage Cheese Pierogies

We love pierogies and they use up leftovers. Preparation Time: Too freaking long, actually, but an assembly line can get them done in about an hour. Ingredients: 1 recipe homemade pasta 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cottage cheese (often of questionable virtue) 2 tbsp. fresh chives, sliced into little green rings Directions: 1. Combine the mashed potatoes, cottage […]

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