One Two Three!
Let's count our gratitudes from Tuesday.
It's that time of year when we harvest our Jerusalem artichokes. (Which, btw, aren't from Jerusalem and aren't an artichoke.) Steve & I have both been missing them. So I googled "Anti-candida Jerusalem artichokes" and found out that JA's are an amazing anti-fungal! YEAH!
JA's are a tuber that has a sunflower like plant. We never planted them. A housemate of ours was a chef & he's the one who discovered they were growing in our garden. We just leave a few behind after we're done harvesting & they continue to grow.
When cooked they really don't have a taste. I like them raw & in my salad. They have a bit of a bite almost like a radish. They taste the best after being frozen in the ground. They're great for diabetics because the body doesn't absorb the glucose from a JA.
I told Steve the good news when he got up & he immediately headed out to the garden to harvest enough for a couple of days.
Farmer Steve's harvest.
Washed & peeled.
Steve's breakfast bowl recipe:
Couple of red potatoes, washed & cut into 1/4 " slices
1 Med purple onion
1/2 bell pepper
Couple of Jerusalem artichokes washed, peeled & cut into 1/4" slices
1-3 cloves garlic (we love us some garlic!)
1 TBS olive oil
Rosemary (or whatever spice is available)
Salt & Fresh ground pepper
Using a large frying pan heat olive oil & add all veggies. Saute until onions are clear. Add spices, salt & pepper.
Continue sauteing until all are done.
Serve & enjoy!
2. Mavis Staple tickets
Mavie Staple is on my list of "people to see before I die".
She's performing this weekend at the Nugget in Sparks for only $32. Gotta go.
So yesterday I stop to get tickets.
Roz is working the ticket counter. "She's almost sold out. Let me see what I have left."
The Nugget show room is tiny. Every seat is a good seat. She's pointing out tables here, there and then gasps. "OH HONEY! I've got a booth that JUST OPENED UP! Right HERE." She points to a booth that's dead center just behind the orchestra pit.
Me: "Same price?"
Roz: "Yes! I've NEVER sold this booth before. It's normally reserved for higher-ups. I bet someone in marketing just opened it up and got distracted. Ohhhhhhh They're going to be sorry that Roz is working today."
Me: "Grab it Roz. Do your magic!"
Here's a Youtube of Mavis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3r2WHjS7iM
3. Clean flannel sheets on a winter night.
Need I say more?