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Sweet potatoes and yams

Some photographs to get you excited about starches on Thanksgiving.  If you’re curious about the difference between yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes, please refer to my page, “Yams and sweet potatoes are not potatoes.”

colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; yam-display-at-ethnic-grocer
The bin of “#1 American yams” is filled with sweet potatoes. The labeling mistake is a common one. The white yam and yellow yams are actual yams.
colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; purple-yams
Okinawan sweet potatoes label as yams. They are not yams.
colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; oriental-sweet-potato
Oriental sweet potatoes. Note that sweet potatoes are not potatoes.
colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; potatoes
Potatoes are unrelated to sweet potatoes.

 

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Christmas letters for cats

To juice up your holiday letter, I recommend a little spritz of catnip to the letter or envelope prior to mailing.  When the letter arrives at homes with cats, it will be attacked and, most likely, drooled upon. Because my last name is Purrington, it just seems like the right thing to do.  And sending psychoactive drugs through the mail is just a great way to support the US Postal Service. I bought the bottle at Amazon, FYI. In past years I’d just use my home grown stash, but the powder is messy and gives its presence away — I like the stealth nature of the spray.

Colin Purrington Photography: Unclassifiable &emdash; Catnip spray

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