Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hallowe'en Foody Treat

Borough market has come to Deptford High Street in the shape of Heritage Potatoes.

Ralph, the grocer at High Street Flowers (next to Selecta) is stocking a wonderful range of potatoes from Northumberland that you'll perhaps never have seen before, especially if you usually shop for your veg at the supermarket, where there is little or no choice at all.

Try the Highland Burgundy Red or the Salad Blue – both varieties date back to the early 1900s, are full of antioxidants and will make a brilliant red or purple mash for a Hallowe'en treat for the kids. The Reds also make great chips and crisps. They're a little more expensive at 85p a pound (Caras, Pipers etc are 30p a pound) but worth splashing out for to make a novelty supper. Serve with sausage and beans or match up with other purple and red veg if you're having a more adult Hallowe'en party. Pick up a proper huge pumpkin for £2.50 while you're there!


  1. We had the yellow ones with our roast chicken on Sunday. They were delicious!

  2. Haven't tried the differently coloured potatoes yet, but I just wanted to say that we love Ralph at High Street Flowers and buy all our veg from him for our day centre. He even delivers to us!

  3. Cool, Melissa, I mainly posted about the spuds to big up Ralph!