I bought my first box of heritage potatoes this week. I chose Kowiniwini. Lovely little purple and white striped potatoes morsels. They came in a box and had been prewashed. I did wash them again, and gave them a token scrapping but I didn’t want to remove the lovely colouring.
I chose roasting in olive oil and rosemary, I did pre-boil them before roasting to reduce the roasting time. And wow what amazing little potatoes. They held their shape well, they tasted incredible, just a hint of nuttiness and I loved the size, tiny potatoes. I got carried away with my roasted vegetables that I didn’t take photos of the cooked results. I added sweet potato, beetroot and carrots.They were gone in an embarrassingly short space of time.
I will be on the lookout for more varieties to buy and then have a look at growing my own.
Here’s to heritage vegetables and long may they prosper!
Koanga Institute is The Permaculture Institute of New Zealand