Tuesday, 14 June 2011

'"What's In A Name?"

V IS FOR?


VRAIMENT! ~ the potatoes that I picked at the allotment this afternoon were veritably delicious when cooked and  served with a frittata and green beans. They were the very first pickings of the season and I had to have a good furtle underground to find enough to dine on. These spuds go by the most dull name that any potato could have the misfortune to bear ~ 'BF15' which makes me think of laboratory experiments. The variety was bred in Brittany, France being the offspring of 'Belle de Fonteney and Flava.' The valiant Monty Don describes 'BF15' as the best boiled potato he has ever eaten. I'm not sure about whether I would say that but there were decidedly good.

You will find more on the victorious letter V over at ABC Wednesday.

13 comments:

  1. And once you eat yummy potatoes it's hard to go back to the store-bought variety, isn't it?

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  2. Beautiful potatoes. Wait, perhaps that could be their new name? Anything would be better than a name like BF 15.

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  3. I love potatoes, and these look as if they would be delicious.

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  4. BF 15 isn't a very glamorousname.
    I think homegrown anything tastes so much better than store bought.

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  5. c'est vrai - delish!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. BF15 sounds like science fiction. You'll be growing R2D2 next year.

    Esther

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  7. They actually look good. I love potatoes. They are a comfort food for me!

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  8. I think it's just cruel, and unimaginative, to name something as lovely and comforting as a potato, plain old BF15. Sounds like a vitamin.

    Lovely photo of them so at least you do them justice even if their name doesn't. :)

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  9. Sounds delicious!! I will have to be better about visiting your blog, I am thrilled to have FINALLY gotten a small allotment plot to grow veggies. So looking forward to the new 'adventure'.

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  10. Very nice view of fresh spuds from your allotment - good verb that -'furtle'

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  11. I do so love new potatoes fresh from the ground, nothing quite like them. Pity about the name though, they deserve better!

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.