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southern spoonful

MOM'S HERB POTATO SALAD

Cherished Picnic
Memories
Spring is in the air, and with it comes a perfect picnic
season. These recipes make for a tasty lunch while you
enjoy the sunshine!
photographed by ASHLEY CUOCO
A-TISKET, A-TASKET, a green and yellow basket. My mother
used to recite this nursery rhyme to us when we were young and sure
enough, she had a green and yellow picnic basket. We knew that
whenever that basket would appear, something magical was about
to happen...a picnic!
A big bowl of her potato salad, deviled eggs, watermelon, fried
chicken and her famous lemon curd cookies would tumble out of
the basket onto the blanket she would lovingly spread on the green
grass kissed by the sunshine.
It is in honor of that memory that I present to you some of my
favorite picnic recipes.

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MAY/JUNE 2020

Mom's Herb Potato Salad

What made my Mom's potato salad so special
was that it not only tasted so delicious, she took
great care to decorate the bowl with lots of pretty
garnishes.
Makes 8 - 10 servings
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3 pounds small red potatoes
2 ears fresh corn
8 green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
8 fresh chives, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped into small pieces
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup sweet pickle relish
3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
1 cup mayonnaise
Garnishes: Boiled egg quarters, chopped
fresh dill, sweet gherkin pickles or dill pickle
slices, black olive slices, paprika, chopped
green onion, celery leaves

Wash potatoes and place them in a large pot of
boiling salted water. Husk corn and add it to the
boiling water with potatoes. Boil until the potatoes
are tender, drain. When the potatoes are cool
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