Thursday, July 12, 2012

Uptown Spuds

C.S.Farmer carefully surveyed the potato plants for a few weeks preceding July 4th. June 30th was the market just before the holiday. He was out there on a regular basis. He and our farm apprentice were discussing the potatoes at lunch earlier that week. The plan was to have red, white, and blue potatoes for the market. Okay.

 Little baskets full of colorful potatoes sounded like a good idea to me. I was able to secure some of the potatoes for my kitchen. I wanted to show you  these fun potatoes. The red ones look like a pretty shade of pink, and the blue ones look purple. I figured everyone knows what white potatoes look like inside, but I photographed the colorful ones.






 The red ones were called Adirondack Red, and the blue were Adirondack Blue. They went on to be oven roasted cottage fries. I was amazed at how much more flavor the red ones had than the standard red potatoes. I couldn't compare the blue ones, since we don't eat blue potatoes very often. They were very good though. Who knew a potato could be SO interesting? Who knew a potato could be SO photogenic?

Don't forget about the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway. It ends on July 16th.

Thursday Favorite Things

21 comments:

  1. Very interesting to see colors other than white and yellow.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cool! Those would have been great with my Red, White and Blue chicken. I love your site. So sweet and clever.

    ReplyDelete
  3. They are certainly photogenic and would make a wonderful painting ~ great post ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A CreativeHarbor)

    ReplyDelete
  4. gosh, my potatoes look so plain and boring next to yours!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I didn't know potatoes could be so colorful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, that is very interesting... I had no idea. Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've seen these varieties in the nursery catalogs, but wasn't sure how they would do in our area. Very pretty!

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays. ox

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very interesting!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great shots and such pretty potatoes, that last picture looks like a lovely bouquet.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Last week I went to a farmer's market where I picked up potatoes like these - and we had red, white, and blue potatoes for the 4th of July - so pretty, fun, and delicious! You did a fantastic job photographing these spuds - they look great!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love colorful food! I bet these were yummy.Your photos are terrific.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds good! It's fun to eat things that have a lot of color.

    http://milkingtheissue.blogspot.com/2012/07/allow-your-kids-to-be-creative.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice shots of these colorful spuds.

    ReplyDelete
  14. OOooohhhhh....I want to grow those. Have thought about it, but not acted on it. Nice to hear you like them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yummy and Colorful! Nice spuds!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, they are beautiful as well as patriotic.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I thought I'd seen everything when it comes to potatoes. Never heard of the blue ones. Cool.

    ReplyDelete
  19. They look so good....but I have never heard of blue "taters"!!! I love them roasted in the oven, too...with a drizzle of olive oil and some salt...yummy!!! P.S ... and yes, I'm somewhat of an introvert. I can talk all day on my blog and one on one I'd be great with you...but not so much in a big group of people...I feel so insecure!!!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...