I was enjoying a laid-back morning with a cup of African Ruby tea, my favourite, sitting in my balcony trying to read a book that I had been putting off for sometime.
The beautiful morning breeze, the water-snake along the water edge too scared to swim in the middle of the stream, the beautiful blue-brown kingfisher with its sharp beak swooping down and catching that unsuspecting prey, a baby monitor lizard slithering in the tall grass, two koi fish playing right under my balcony and two turtles who appeared to be playing the game of hide-n-seek with me, did not want me to know they were just two. They were going in and out of water and for a long while I could not make out if they were two or more, and finally an ugly dark grey stork-like bird that has been around for many years all lonely, deep in thought.
The tiny little brown-yellow bird, sitting between my beautiful pink Malti flowers, chirping in my ear, telling me to put off reading that book for another day.
And just as I was taking in all this beauty, my phone rang.
"Want to come? I am going shopping and leaving in five minutes", my friend said.
Tearing myself away from such a beautiful scene I made it to the car-park in ten.
Hoping I would get something that would compensate, I looked around and found these beautiful blue potatoes right here in Singapore. I stealthily scratched the skin of one potato and was relieved to find that it was blue all the way inside.
Yes!! What luck!!
My day had started beautifully. I came home with two bags of blue potato, not knowing what I would do with them.
So I thought I would start with a potato soup.
|potato and celery soup with blue potato crisps|
.Olive oil/ butter............................................1 Tbsp.
.Garnish with the crispy grated blue potato and a few pea shoots, the blue potato chips, a tiny bit of
cream and cheese gratings or shavings and serve piping hot with buttered bread, cheesy bread,
bruschetta or burger(as I did).