The Summer Blues

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Does the heat of summer give you the blues? Then try listening to some of the blues or re-watch The Blues Brothers for a few laughs to lighten things up. But whether you send blues to your ears or your eyes, now you can also send blues to your tastebuds and turn ho-hum into hip-hip-hooray!

Adirondack Blue potatoes are a super-fun inside-and-out brilliant blue, tending towards purple. While they make for some rather odd-looking mashed potatoes, they do make drop-dead gorgeous roasted potates, home fries, 'real' fries, and are a fun color addition to potato salad. Sam-I-Am from Green Eggs and Ham would probably love these if he ever goes for another color!

On the more technical side of things, blue potatoes contain health-promoting antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and strokes by protecting cells from damage-causing free radicals. But you don't need to bore the kids with that...the color of these spuds will have them ready for potato adventures without lectures about how healthy they are.

Thin-skinned, tender, and full of fantastic flavor and good-for-you goodies, these blue spuds will fast become a summer blues favorite!