There’s a memorable scene in the “Little House on the Prairie” books where Laura Ingalls Wilder and her sister set off for school, trudging through the snow, each carrying a hot baked potato. The potato served as a handwarmer and as lunch at school.

Maybe this association of potatoes with icy weather and frostbitten toes is why eating a hot potato on a brutally hot August day, when sunburn is much more of a threat than frostbite, seems so unappealing. Cool potato dishes straight out of the refrigerator can beat the heat at mealtime.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Real Names required. No pseudonyms or partial names allowed. Stand behind what you post.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.