Holy spud? Quebec seniors say they've found a potato with divine message


spaminator
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Holy spud? Quebec seniors say they've found a potato with divine message
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 09:19 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 02, 2016 09:25 PM EDT
The residents of a Quebec seniors’ home say a potato they believe has a divine message is bringing them strength and comfort.
The cook at the centre was slicing potatoes Aug. 22 when he accidentally — some might say miraculously — made a perfect lengthwise cut, revealing what he would later describe as a sign of the cross in the centre of each half.
“He was flabbergasted and surprised, but happy at the same time, because anyone who is Christian would say that’s a sign,” said Emilien Morin, head of the residents’ committee of the La Rive residence in Grande-Riviere in eastern Quebec.
Morin said most of the home’s 22 residents are Roman Catholic and were equally impressed by the discovery.
“People are positive, they think it brings them confidence,” he said.
“It’s a sign of destiny and it brings safety and comfort.”
Morin says the residents are currently drying the potato in order to preserve it.
They will eventually display it in a case with some historical information about when and where it was found.
He says it’s not uncommon to find holes and shapes in the middle of spuds but he believes the cross is unusual.
“I’m 80 years old, and it’s the first time I’ve seen anything like this,” he said.
He says the residents are hoping the potato is bearing a divine message, although Morin isn’t sure what it might mean.
“Who knows?” he said. “Maybe it will bring nothing. It’s only a potato.”
Alain Levesque, left, head chef at the La Rive de Grande-Riviere seniors residence, and president of the residence Emilien Morin pose for Sept. 1, 2016, handout photo with a potato residents at the home believe has a divine message. Levesque was slicing potatoes Aug. 22 when he accidentally - some might say miraculously - made a perfect lengthwise cut, revealing what he would later describe as a sign of the cross in the centre of each half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gaston Lebreux

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Blackleaf
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Typical idolatrous Catholics.
 
taxslave
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What? No statue of jesus in there?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Typical idolatrous Catholics.

Yet you believe in ghosts aka "haints".
 
Curious Cdn
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i saw the Virgin Mary in a potato chip, once. It was "extra crunchy" and it tasted quite good, too.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Yet you believe in ghosts aka "haints".

There's nothing idolatrous about believing in ghosts.
 
Danbones
#7
looks rotten
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

looks rotten

When I'm making my own chips at home I like eating a few of them raw. Raw potatoes - or raw chips - are delicious.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

When I'm making my own chips at home I like eating a few of them raw. Raw potatoes - or raw chips - are delicious.

lol
Never did like raw, but I found leaving the lid on the serving bowl for about five minutes to steam the chips when they come out of the frier, helps make the perfect spud...works for all types of spud
French fry, er...Chip... Freedom fry...pootine
w/ home made roast beef gravy...

The vitamin list on a raw potato is surprising, the b6 as an anti depressant comfort food is particularly good
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

lol
Never did like raw, but I found leaving the lid on the serving bowl for about five minutes to steam the chips when they come out of the frier, helps make the perfect spud...works for all types of spud
French fry, er...Chip... Freedom fry heaven

The vitamin list on a raw potato is surprising, the b6 as an anti depressant comfort food is particularly good

I'm happy just so long as they're nice and greasy.

 
Danbones
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Don't forget the freshly cracked pepper and sea salt...
and KETCHUP

along with the worlds longest freshwater beach, the best freshwater cruising in the world we have a lot of spud farmers here abouts
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

Don't forget the freshly cracked pepper and sea salt...
and KETCHUP

Either plenty of salt and vinegar - fish and chip shop style - or loads of salt and some HP Brown Sauce.
 
Danbones
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that works for me
guess what we are now about to be having with our eggs this morning
damn pictures...outta be a law

gotta love propane stoves...oil gets hot in minutes
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

that works for me
guess what we are now about to be having with our eggs this morning
damn pictures...outta be a law

gotta love propane stoves...oil gets hot in minutes

All this food talk is making me hungry.
 
Danbones
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It's the pictures I tells yas...
they are very subversive...like satin

russets check...
left over gravy...check...
 
Blackleaf
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A Canadian couple in London samples some traditional British fish and chips (and they think, wrongly, that the green stuff is guacamole):

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvT7Zy-b1fVxA

 
Ron in Regina
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Before I opened this thread, I read the title of "Quebec seniors find
divine message in a potato
" or whatever, & I'm disappointed that it
didn't say, "Get off my Lawn!" inside that potato...
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Before I opened this thread, I read the title of "Quebec seniors find
divine message in a potato
" or whatever, & I'm disappointed that it
didn't say, "Get off my Lawn!" inside that potato...

I'm disappointed they didn't slice it open and see a message along the lines of: "Uh, oh. You're going to seriously regret doing that..."
 
DaSleeper
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And Blackie is crying cause it wasn't found in England
 
Ron in Regina
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I'm glad they weren't holding the potato upside down when they cut it open.

 
Blackleaf
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I'm glad they weren't trying to film a YouTube video with it.
 
DaSleeper
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Ask and thou shalt receive....
Not the first time either ...

wwwyoutubecomwatchvppXpBFeNi2I

 
tay
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Another Quebec potato story, this one from China.......


Trudeau's other nickname, an affectionate play on his surname: "xiao tudou," or "little potato."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-big-in-china/ (external - login to view)
 
Blackleaf
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Q: How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?

A: None.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

And Blackie is crying cause it wasn't found in England

He'll find one with the shape of a swastika inside.
 

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