Today has been a busy one getting ready for the market tomorrow. Tomorrow is our last market day and then we are taking some time off from the market so we can have some free weekends this summer. We are looking forward to it!
I also snuck in a quick run today. I had a little run in with a scary animal…a coyote! It was only about 15 feet ahead of me and it stopped and looked at me for the longest time. Then it just left and disappeared into the woods. Never know what you are going to see out here!
- Distance: 4 miles
- Time: 33:56
- Avg pace: 8:29
- Mile 1: 8:45 (started off way too fast!)
- Mile 2: 8:36
- Mile 3: 8:39
- Mile 4: 7:56 (rocked it!)
I have the race bug in a big way lately…specifically the 5k race bug! I have never run a 5k before and I am dying to run one soon. I’d like to find one for the 3rd or 4th week of August.
Dinner blew my mind. That Martha did it again!
Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips (and S & V green beans!)
Salt & Vinegar fans rejoice! These S & V chips are a delicious and healthier alternative to the S & V potato chips I used to love as a kid. I also recommend trying the S & V green beans that I added to the recipe- they were hands down the best tasting green beans I have ever had! If you don’t want to bake these, you can grill them on the BBQ too.
Adapted from Martha Stewart and 101 Cookbooks.
- Approx 4 cups (or more) white vinegar
- 4-5 medium potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
- 1-1.5 tsp coarse sea salt
- Very small sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 3 handfuls fresh green beans, trimmed
Directions: Wash and slice up the potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds. Place in a medium sized pot. Wash and trim green beans and place in the same pot. Pour vinegar into pot until all the potatoes and green beans are covered by the vinegar. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit in pot for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take a greased baking sheet and lay the potato rounds (not green beans yet!) flat on the sheet. Drizzle oil and mix with hands. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 425F. After 30 minutes of baking, flip carefully and then take the green beans and place on the baking sheet. Drizzle oil and sprinkle more salt. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, watching carefully not to burn the potatoes or beans. Serve with ketchup and more sea salt if preferred. Enjoy!
The cooking process…
Slice the taters!
I used a mixture of red and new potatoes.
Into the pot ‘o vinegar!!!
I thought it was worth a shot to see if the green beans would work as well so I tossed them in too.
Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes over medium. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes.
I could not stop eating the green beans straight from the pot of vinegar…they are so addicting!!
After baking for 35 minutes at 425F:
Flip and add green beans and cook for another 10-15 mins:
Oh dear me.
Words cannot describe my joy.
I had it with a side of tomato paste.
This S & V idea is genius. Thank you Martha!
Eric is not a S & V fan and he loved these chips.
Of course all kinds of ideas are flooding my mind now. I wonder what other veggies could be made like this? The possibilities are endless!
The beans were so good.
I can’t wait to try these on the BBQ next time…yum!
Well, I guess I better hit the hay as it is late, late, late. My goal is to get up and do 5 minutes of smiling meditation when my alarm goes off tomorrow morning. I’m sure that will go over swimmingly. lol.
Love the SV idea! I’m making the beans tonight (and the potatoes as soon as I buy some!).
Those chips looks amazing!!
I have to say, I tried a different spin on your smiling meditation. I had an early training run today. When the miles were getting harder, I would just start smiling and it actually made the pain tolerable :) I probably looked a little crazy, but who cares at that time of day! Plus the fact that I was focused on making it home to make those spelt carob blueberrie pancakes from yesterday! Super yummy!!
That is crazy about the coyote! Were you scared??
These chips are in the oven right this minute! I am excited for them! Went to the farmers market after seeing this post, and had to buy potatoes and green beans!
WHOA!!! What a coincidence, because I experimented with chip-making tonight, too :D
I’ll definitely try your recipe.
I spiralized 2 CSA potaters and made one batch S+V and one batch BBQ.
S+V was apple cider vinegar, smoked salt and pepper.
BBQ was smoked paprika, smoked salt, cumin, brown sugar and pepper.
Baked both on an olive-oiled pan in the oven.
Now my brain is humming with all of the cool flavor combinations there are to try! Post more if you make ’em!
I am going to the store tomorrow and buying a potato so I can make these!
Ooooo no you didn’t. I think I could eat potato chips everyday! Thank you for making some healthy ones for us ;)
I made those last weekend on the grill and they were fantastic!! Martha knows her stuff :)
I love s & v and will have to try this soon-sounds amazing.
Ssorry to be scary,but I think it is important for you to know that an 18 yr old Ontario songwriter was KILLED by a coyote this year(Oct 2009) in Cape Breton while hiking a popular trail.The coyote attacked her and she was found by a couple who scared off the coyote and she was flown to Halifax yet tragically did not survive (you can hear her beautiful songs on her website www.taylormitchell.ca
A tragic tale but unfortunately one I feel you should be aware of. Between animals and people I suggest you don’t run alone in the area you live in. That is just my personal concern.
Take care and thank you for your sunny personality and very lovely blog-you are a talented and creative chef and I think you and your husband seem like such a sweet match.Wishing you both the very best and sorry for such a shocking email.
The chips look amazing! I am definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing.
WOWZA. seriously this sounds SO GOOD i can’t even stand it! delicious!
Have a great final farmer’s market day!!! That is good you are taking some weekends off :-)
I just love Martha!
I made these last night for along with “in a jiffy spelt veggie burger”. They turned out perfectly! Both myself and my husband love him of course he ate his with a big beef hamburger. I am trying to convert him. Ha ha!
I made a dip yesterday for my snack that you might want to check out. When I was making it I thought of you.
I’ve learned my lesson. I have to write down the recipe right when I read on your posts! I’ve been looking for your balsamic vinegar green been recipe. Can’t find it. Could you please send it to me? So sorry. Lesson learned!
Hey it is now updated on my recipes page under dinner :)
Made the chips & green beans to have with Perch for dinner tonight. SO GOOD! My husband is British, and a big fan of salt & vinegar chips. He loved these! Thanks for posting the recipe. :)
happy to hear that!
The green beans were amazing and addictive. My husband said they tasted delicious and wishes I had made more. What a win! Thanks for the great recipe!
Funny I baked sliced potatoes and made green beans tonight too! Sans the vinegar though… something was missing – will try these the salt and vinegar way next time! – Bita