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The Great Veggie Experiment – Rutabaga!

It’s been a while since I tried a new veggie! I saw these on sale at the store, so I decided to pick them up. Rutabaga – which is a member of the cabbage family. I like root vegetables in general and also the cabbage family (hello broccoli!), so this was a good choice.


The Great Veggie Experiment – Celery Root

Celery Root – aka celeriac. Kind of an ugly root vegetable, no? Now it looks like a root veggie, but really has very little starch, which is interesting.

The tag on the celery root said “Mild aroma and flavor of celery and walnuts with a crisp texture.” Okay, we’ll see.

First, I peeled it, […]

The Great Veggie Experiment – Swiss Chard!

One of my goals this month was to try 2 new veggies. Well, the month has been getting on and I needed to get to it! I was at the farmer’s market on Saturday and saw all these pretty fresh greens.

I know I am in the great internet minority, but kale does not […]

The Great Veggie Experiment – Caramelized Onions

Okay, first off – I am going to say right here and now that I do not like onions for the most part. If they are raw and on my plate, I pick them off. I use a fork, too, since I don’t want the onion smell on my hands. I won’t eat big chunks […]

The Great Veggie Experiment – Patty Pan Squash

Mid summer means lots of different kinds of squash! At the farmer’s market, I decided to get some patty pan squash. It looks like a sunflower, doesn’t it?

Also called scalloped squash or cibleme. This squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, plus magnesium and niacin.

1 cup of squash has […]

Thanks and a little more running

Happy Memorial Day! A big thank you to all who have served and our going to serve our great country.

I have to work today (not complaining, though, seriously), but it still feels kind of like a holiday, you know? My gym is closed today, so no strength workout. That […]

The Great Veggie Experiment: Beets!

So I finally got around to trying the beets. I bought them at the farmer’s market, and that particular vendor had 3 different kinds of beets: The regular red beets, target beets, and white beets. Since I wasn’t really a fan of the possibility of stains, I chose the white beets. She also said they […]

The Great Veggie Experiment: Parsnips!

At the farmer’s market, we purchased some parsnips. They look kind of like carrots, only more pale. Actually, they are related to carrots, so that makes sense. It is considered a winter vegetable because it actually needs to have some frost temperatures to fully develop the roots. So it’s season is winter time and early […]

The Great Veggie Experiment: Batata!

I try to look closely at the small baskets in the produce section to find unique veggies and found a sign for batatas – or Mexican sweet potato:

It looked pretty harmless and if potato is in the name, I know it is likely a safe bet for me I thought it looked a […]

The Great Veggie Experiment: Taro Root!

Haven’t done a GVE in a while! I actually got the Taro Root a couple weeks ago, but just used it last night. Good thing it is a root veggie and will keep well.

Taro root (also known as arrow root) is used a lot in Oceanic cultures. I also did not know that […]