Prophylactic self-isolation for elite dinner preparation. Day 111th.

Elite dinner for the winner

Overture

Honestly, some scarecrow stories about eating raw vegetables could lead for funny stories to appear. As this: at the moment I was curious to try raw sweet potato – I was just frighten to take a bite! It is RAW!!! Probably it will bite me back!

🙂 Oppositely, the raw sweet potato did not bite me back, and did not harm me any other way, but I experienced something very very new in tastes. I was thinking for a few days how that should be…and later this recipe appeared in my mind! Keep it very simple, just three ingredients – the parade of taste guaranteed!

APa treasury box (a food recipe from the personal collection). Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com, adapted by Dr. A. Palatronis

Recipe

Recipe for warm day to refresh a body

Before you start:

Passive timeActive timeEquipment neededServings
010 minnothing special2
Main information about preparation process

PASSIVE TIME is time before, during or after food preparation when nothing should be done, just waitingsoaking, sprouting, cooling down, freezing
ACTIVE TIME is factual time spent in a kitchen for preparationcutting, washing, boiling, crashing, mixing
EQUIPMENT NEEDEDspecific kitchen equipment, if not counting regular tools like pots, spoons or knifes

Ingredients:

Sweet potato, raw2 small pcs
Raisinshandful
Coconut, fresh or flakes (wide-sliced)0.5 pcs / handful
Coriander leaves, fresh (optional)2-3 pcs

How to make it:

  1. Rinse raisins in warm water (to remove excess of oil which is used for preservation)
  2. Cut fresh coconut into pieces or just use coconut wide-sliced flakes
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into small cubes (0.5 cm wide)
  4. Mix all together, add coriander leaves on a top and serve!

Enjoy!

Elite dinner for the day’s winner by Dr. A. Palatronis

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Nature-in-garden preparation. Day 110th.

Update on sweet potato tubers, which have decided to grow further

In the previous two posts, on June 16 and May 4, 2020, the journey of sprouting sweet potato tubers had begun. These days, after 70 days of the initial immersion in water, I planted one richly sprouted tuber into a soil. You would understand what I mean just looking to these pictures:

Two sweet potato, fotosession

I need to say, on June 14, right after the second post about these tubers was published, I changed a jar for one tuber to a bigger one, because, well…if that would continue to grow like crazy (what actually have happened later:)), how I would take it out through a small neck of a jar? So, I thought in advance and made a right decision.

It could probably be the fact, that if I would just stay still and observe that tuber for a while, I would see by myself the process of growth – so fast it started to grow up!

What I made, I started to sprinkle the tubers time to time with a fresh water by using simple pulvelizer.

The longest sprout is 40 cm long

Two sweet potato tuber growing on the windowsill
The beauty of growing sweet potato

I already planted one tuber, gently covering the tuber with some thin layer of soil. The pot is 30-40 cm deep and wide enough for one tuber to grow and develop the new tubers (I hope:)) Two long shouts just disconnected from the tuber when I hold it, so, I stick them to the soil separately.

Long sprout of the sweet potato tuber

The soil is covered with mulch to prevent soil dehydration and burning from the sun (good thing I l’earned from youtube:))

I am a real city-citizen, knowing where are the main malls and squares. Where I should find mulch???

Even in the garden shops I visited there were no grass-based mulch as youtube shows – only pine bark in pieces. Well, the pet shop played its role! There are plenty of grass types for hamsters or other rodents, make your choice! I chose “Alpine grass” for my plants to cover :))

Planted, covered with mulch. Sweet potato is beautiful to grow:)

The second tuber is in a slowed down mode, so, it still on the windowsill.

P. S. When I primarily put the tubers into water, that one tuber was in a jar without any label on it (and probably got more sunshine to start sprouting – we see the astonishing result), while another jar was half-covered with a label (and now that tuber is slowly sprouting). Choose the jars without any labels, remove them, to maximize the free-to-sunlight surface for the plants you grow!

Let’s see how the sweet potato tubers (plants) will feel later!

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Nature observation. Day 53rd.

The day of excitement, because the sweet potato tubers have just decided to reborn: one tiny thready root is visible on each of my two sweet potatoes. They we there on the windowsill for 3 weeks just staying in water, and here we are – the surprise! Congratulations, bravo:))

First root of sweet potato

How the first thready root of sweet potato came out?

  • Buy sweet potato on a market
  • Do not clean the tubers, they should be without any additional cleaning or washing with water
  • Put sweet potato tubers into clean glass jars (the jars should not be cleaned with any chemicals, including “natural” commercial products. Only soda and hot water for cleaning when you will use it for planting purposes)
  • Add purified (filtered) water to cover half of sweet potato
  • Let it stay absolutely calm for 2-3 weeks on a windowsill. P.S. My window is West-facing window. During this time I did not interrupt those sweet potatoes much: did not put the jars to another position, did not take them of to see how they are doing, just nothing. Let it stay calmly.
Let them stay calmly and peacefully on a windowsill
  • About water: just look time to time if there is enough water (half of my sweet potatoes are covered with water). Do not change the water: if your jar was clean and water not contaminated – than no troubles like bad smell should arise. The tubers should stay calmly in the same environment, to adapt themselves.
  • First roots should come after 2 weeks probably, but because I REALLY left them feel free and calm (I just forgot to look after it:)) – I notices those first roots only after 3 weeks. My both tubers have brought the first roots at the same time – right after those 2-3 weeks of staying calm in water.
Tubers of sweet potato in water

Lets see how they would feel later!:)

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