Where on earth do you find a cartoon character in downtown New Lynn starting with ANY letter - I ask you! So I cheated with this one and found one on the Internet and took a photo of it on my monitor.
And I hope a road instead of a street is okay, this is the ONLY one in Auckland that was anywhere close to me.
The Maori potatoes are cultivars that have just about been lost in the mists of time but are now being recultivated and having a popular come back - they are so delicious that you won't ever want to go back to the normal potatoes that have had the taste bred out of them - unfortunately they are also expensive at $8 a kilo hence 'things people would pay a lot of money for' me included!
I was having trouble coming up with something for this one until I went to the Alexander Park Farmers' Market last Sunday (see previous post on blog). I stopped to look at the Maori potatoes that someone was selling and instantly fell in love with the many varied cultivars, all different colours and shapes & sizes. I just about fell over when I went to pay for a bag of them though, $8 and it didn't even weigh a kilo! But after trying them I have to say I don't ever want to eat any other sort of commercial potato ever again. I also noticed from a photograph that there were two cultivars that started with U - Uwhi & Urenika - but the man told me they wouldn't be available for another couple of weeks so I just had to go with a photo of the photo and another one I found on the Internet.
Please could we have something a teensy weensy little bit easier this week?
Designs by Meryl Bartho of digitalscrapbookplace.com and alpha by April Staker of DigiApe Designs. (Click on photo to get a closer look)