Sunday, February 14, 2010

Harvest time has started

Well the potatoes are ready (ish) to get dug up so Mark has been having a go at that. Having spuds just out of the dirt is quite a treat - so much better than the store bought varieties - however they sure don't taste like the South American ones. That is of course because New Zealand spuds have been bred for looks and not so much for taste. Over in Ecuador we got to try some of the 200 different varieties they have and most are pretty yummy! My favorites are the tiny little ones that are either boiled up or fried and you eat it with a slab of Queso Fresco (fresh white cheese) - mmm I can almost taste them now - "oh the leaks and the watermelons...."