Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another New Food Discovery

In December I wrote about trying persimmons, a new food discovery for me.  One of my readers, Merikay, left a comment asking if we had tried jicama.  I had never heard of it.

Yesterday we stopped at a local produce stand, and I found jicama.  They look kind of like turnips.  I’m sure I would never have given them a second look if Merikay hadn’t recommended them.  I bought one to give it a try.   I’m going to miss the produce stand once we leave here.  They have such nice fresh produce and are reasonably priced.

P1010412You peel jicama like a potato.  To me it tasted like a cross between a radish and a kohlrabi.  It has a mild flavor with a bit of sweetness.  I cut some up in a salad and also dipped it in some ranch dressing.  I’ll definitely be buying them again.  Thanks, Merikay, for the recommendation!

Yesterday we also stopped by Dixon Lake in Escondido.  It’s a county park with hiking and biking trails.  There was no room in the parking lot, so we decided to come back during the week. 

We watched some movies this weekend.  I enjoyed both of them, Toy Story 3 and Knight and Day.  Yesterday brought some surprise football results.  Kevin is geared up for a Packer win today!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. I like jicama, but it's sometimes hard for me to find one that is small enough that it won't go bad before I can possibly eat the whole thing. :)

  2. i agree with the tastes like kohlrabi with a hint f sweetness... but I love the crunch!

  3. I've heard about Jimaca and even saw some in the store. Next time I'll have to give it a try.

  4. Yum, I like Jicama too! Tell Kevin congrats on his team winning. My Eagles looked horrible :(

  5. The first time I saw it was at a salad bar in New Mexico when I was on a trip. I asked what it was, tried it, and buy it now from time to time for salads. I also have the problem that they are usually too big, and I hate having things go bad before I can use them. But their generally very cheap.

    What will you find next?


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