Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

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!