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Growing humble spuds in pots competitively can be great fun. The Sun (2016)Can growing your own spuds be cheaper than this? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some people like to rub their spuds with oil. The Sun (2012)It really set off the mashed parsley spuds and the chicken. The Sun (2014)Put them in a medium oven then treat them like jacket spuds. The Sun (2011)It certainly takes jacket spuds into the stratosphere. The Sun (2013)It strikes me as cruel to name a chuck after the day it gets roasted with spuds. The Sun (2013)Cut your peeled spuds into just four or six pieces so they are as fat as two fingers. The Sun (2012) Jacket spuds are in the oven. The Sun (2012)Hang on - you peel your own spuds? The Sun (2012)Big grocers now sell bendy turnips, irregular spuds and tapering carrots. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stir in a bit of cream to the mashed spuds then add your blue cheese, diced up. The Sun (2013)Yet it still survives as a flowery way of telling your spouse that there's more than one way of peeling spuds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I left the skins on the spuds and mashed them roughly with olive oil and a few chopped leeks from the garden. The Sun (2013)They said: 'An old lady said we looked like roast spuds. The Sun (2009)Try using celeriac in place of spuds, whether roasted or mashed, with fresh thyme or layered in a gratin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In nine cases out of 10, it will be a square piece of ground with straight rows of carrots and spuds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)KEEP'em peeled - spuds in containers need a close watch now because they are growing so fast. The Sun (2009)When the spuds are grown in potting compost there is no weeding, no slug attack - just perfect clean tubers to harvest and boil. The Sun (2009)I particularly liked a recipe for roast red spicy spuds: simple and basic, a collection of cultures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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