Sunday, 22 September 2013
Did you guess it is celeriac? - a relative from the celery and parsley group
If choosing one from the shops best to check that the stalk end is firm.
Celeriac is commonly used with mashed potatoes but as that is my worst food experience of all (SHUDDER) we only ever have mashed potatoes once a year on Cranberry Thanksgiving or if someone else cooks.
My favourite way of eating celeriac is in a salad.
3 cups of grated green apples (leave skin on)
2 cups of grated raw celeriac (peeled)
Toss all in juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
add 1/4 cup raisins
1 small red onion diced finely
a good handful of chopped basil
salt and pepper.
The other celeriac root I will use in a celeriac and leek soup.
Cottage Tails Farm Stay guests.
Indigo is not too pleased seeing me as I've been giving her some medicine from the vet. I tried the gentle approach of putting it on her paw for her to lick off - but no way she flicked that around the cattery and made a wonderful mess. I've got to be the meanie and do the scruff of the neck carry on and make her take it orally. Plus I've taken away all cat nuts and she is just getting wet food until her motions get working proper. Tinned tuna last night was mighty fine she thought. I think it feels like a private hospital stay for her rather than a holiday. Doesn't help that the weather has been heavy rain so no outdoor time
I'll try and con one of the kids to help me get better photos today it's rather hard on ones own as the cats really just want snuggle time not to be posing for a photo.