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Yukon Gold, Pomme de terre

These ‘apples of the earth’, pomme de terre, are freshly dug from my garden. Yukon Gold are absolutely my favourite potato. They’re ideal baked, boiled or fried. They have a lovely almost nutty flavour and I love the consistency — they’re never gummy or mushy. I’ve always enjoyed digging up potatoes. That’s never been a job to me; always a pleasure. The earthy scent as the fork lifts the soil, revealing the earth apples, the feel of the soil, the cool wet weight of each potato — all those senses provide so much pleasure.

Yukon Gold are the first Canadian-bred potatoes to be marketed and promoted by name. Developed in 1966, registered in 1980. Unlike some of the other yellow flesh potatoes, these store well. Delicious.

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In addition to custom portrait photography, Diane is also a freelance photographer available for commercial photography, special event coverage, and editorial assignments.

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Kelly @ JAX does design - October 21, 2010 - 10:20 pm

Cool shot ๐Ÿ™‚ To be honest, I don’t know what the differences are between the different kinds of potatoes. I tend to just buy what’s on sale!


don - October 22, 2010 - 10:06 am

I like how you composed this shot of the potato. Nice corner draws the eye in. I have purchased Yukon Golds before, but I’ll be on the look out for some more. Those who must watch potassium levels need to know that a baked potato with skin is THE top food source of potassium.

The Garden Ms. S - October 22, 2010 - 11:20 pm

Great photo of one of my favourite potatos. Roasted in a little olive oil with garlic and rosemary…mmmm. ๐Ÿ™‚

Marcie - October 24, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Love this image. The simplicity..the warm tones and colors..and that the potatoes are actually grown in YOUR garden!!!