Candid Carries’s Photo Friday & Friday’s Feast (F2)

It’s Friday time and that means two great events today. 
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Ahr Valley Wine Pictures:  Some of you were curious about the pictures I posted so here are some of the Valley at harvest time.  It. Is. Gorgeous.  If you’re ever in the area let me know. We’ll go touring together.
(I’ve got more pictures somewhere but these will do for now. I did add effects to the two up close grape shots using Picnik.)

Max Schell
Favorite winery Max Schell’s roadside tasting stand


Friday’s Feast (F2) with Cajoh! I’ve been scouring for good recipes for this week. Last week I made my sausage jambalaya recipe I posted. But in a fit of exuberance to clean off my photo card, I deleted the finished product picture. So I just have a during the cooking picture. This is pre rice and broth being added.


This week I’m posting something I haven’t made in awhile:

Lemony Oven Fries (recipe from BH&G Annual Recipes 2002)

1/3 cup olive oil
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
1 20 oz package frozen french-fried shoestring potatoes (we like Ore Ida Golden Longs)

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Carefully add lemon slices. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until lemon begins to brown. Use tongs to turn lemon slices. Remove lemon slices with slotted spoon, drain on paper towels. Reserve lemon-flavored oil.
In a large bowl toss frozen potatoes with the reserved oil until well coated. Place in a baking pan or on a cookie sheet. Bake according to packages directions or until fries are browned and crisp, stirring occasionally.
To serve you can toss with lemon wedges (or leave out). Sprinkle generously with sea salt. Squeeze additional lemon wedges over fries. Serve immediately.  

This is great with brats, hamburgers and pretty much anything! Enjoy!
Be sure to visit CaJoh and see what great recipes are waiting to be discovered this week!

19 thoughts on “Candid Carries’s Photo Friday & Friday’s Feast (F2)

  1. Wow, your photos of the vineyard make me want to come there right away, except I’m pregnant and it would be a long flight 🙂 My hubby and I love going to vineyards. It’s such a relaxing enjoyable time. We’ve tried taking our toddler along with us, but it didn’t feel quite the same! Happy Friday!


  2. I always like malt vinegar with my fries, but this may be just as interesting. Seems like it would add a nice tang to the flavor of them.Thanks for participating in the Feast.


  3. I thought I’d come over and introduce myself, so if you’re ever back at the dayton time, you can comment away! I love the vineyard photography, and the BHG 2002 cookbook is one of my favorites. I love the granola recipes (I combine the two), the world’s best chocolate cake, and the hot chocolate. And a whole ‘nother list about ten miles long, but I’ll just leave you with those. Hope to see you again soon.


  4. Thanks everyone, the place is beautiful. I was busy doing another German favorite (see post above) so I didn’t get around to saying too many ‘hi’s’ today.Pamela – You are so sweet. I will be sure to stop by Dayton Time again now!Domestically – Pack your shoes. The path along the river runs right by the biergarten. And there are lots of paths through the vineyards (if you’re into torture by running hills 🙂 I’ll meet you at the bottom at Max Schell Weingut!


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