If you live in a location with a reasonably warm climate, there is one thing to grow that I cannot recommend highly enough. Sweet potato. It is a nutritious, versatile vegetable that will grow with the minimum of fuss. There is a heap of information here.
I have had them growing for a couple of years and there are almost always some available to harvest. This is my latest haul.
Sweet potato can be boiled, baked, steamed and mashed. You can make chips or soup. I grate it coarsely and stir-fry it and serve instead of rice or pasta with chicken stir-fry or bolognaise sauce. You can even use it to make chocolate brownies.
Sweet potatoes are one of my favourites! I’ve never tried grating and cooking them though. Do you stir fry in a wok (very high heat) or more gently in a non-stick pan, or what? I want to try it!
Usually over a fairly high heat in the wok with a little coconut oil. It does stick a bit but I accept that loss. The wok is good as I like to have plenty of space to toss it around.
Thanks! I’ll give it a go soon. 🙂
I’ve finally tried stir-frying sweet potatoes–YUM! It was a bit of a faff to shred, but no great hardship. I used groundnut oil (my usual for stir-frying) and let it get plenty hot before adding the potatoes, and didn’t have any problem with sticking. We will do this again. 🙂
i’ve still not had much success growing them as yet, have some that came up again which i put around the mandarin tree down the back & i have 2 growing on my table which i’m thinking of planting in on my west side with my small trees there, hoping that it will suffocate the grass somewhat.
i have seen a few cakes & slices recipes of late with them in but nearly everyone of them uses almond flour which i don’t have access to, so i’m going to try substituting rice flour & see how they go
thanx for sharing
Selina, I will be interested to hear how the substitution of flours works out. Good luck. 🙂