I watch a lot of cooking shows and cooking related reality tv. A lot of the chefs rave on about eating with your eyes and the importance of presentation and colour etc etc.
I always listened with a yeah, yeah, whatever attitude until we started eating these beauties:
Purple sweet potatoes. The picture was taken with my phone at night so it's a bit washed out. The potatoes are actually a really shocking, Halloween type deep purple.
The flavour is not quite as sweet as regular yellow sweet potatoes but a little more flavour-other-than-sweet-some if that makes sense.
I usually just steam or bake sweet potatoes and we eat them as is as a snack or a vegetable with dinner.
But today I used these to make miso soup. Onion and sweet potato miso soup is probably the whole family's favourite kind of miso soup.
But today it was less than a raging success.
The problem is the potatoes leeched colour into the water.
The onions went purple.
The miso soup went a gray- black colour.
It really was very Halloween.
I kept thinking I should have sent some to Jo for her amazing Halloween feasts!
Like I said I am not one who really believes in the whole eat with your eyes thing but even I had a difficult time looking at my grey-black soup and thinking 'yum!'
The girls were very put off and pulled all the veggies out and ate them from their plates leaving the murky soup untouched.
Well I had to point out the odd colour to him.
He had already drunk half his soup.
I guess he really doesn't eat with his eyes!