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.
You 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!