2010年11月26日金曜日

no artificial colouring....

Meg's class had a bonfire and baked the sweet potatoes they grew this year today. (What with the using of hot glue guns, the hand scythes, the flying fox and now bonfires I am thinking this school is actually in a production f 'Junior Survivor: primary school' or something!)

She had a ball and came home smelling of smoke and without her jacket on. It was 10 degrees and windy so I asked about the lack of jacket.

"It's in my bag. I'm keeping my baked potato warm."

Priorities, huh?

We made some herbal tea and broke open the potato.

I was taken aback:


Bright purple!

We grow sweet potatoes every year. We've grown many varieties but never anything quite this vivid.

It tasted just like a regular sweet potato and we checked and our tongues didn't change colour after eating it but still rather odd to eat something quite that colour without the aid of artificial colouring!


3 件のコメント:

Claire さんのコメント...

I bought a bag of these once at a roadside stall, and was amazed at the color. They did have a smoother texture than ordinary sweet potatoes, I thought, but maybe that was just the particular variety. In any case, they were delicious!

achan さんのコメント...

Our local autumn festival sells baked sweet potato and if you get a purple one you get a prize!!!

thefukases さんのコメント...

Claire- now that you mention it they are a little smoother. I was thinking it was the way they were cooked but yes.

achan- gotta love country festivals hey? We get a prize if we catch a rainbow trout in the rockpool full of brown trout. Oh and you catch them with your hands....