10 Feb 2016 No Comments
I harvested a humongous sweet potato. And I mean humongous. It might not be record-breaking by Guinness standards, but it sure is by mine. A whopping 9 lbs — BIGGER than my newborn babies, mind you, both of whom weighed in below 8 lbs. Pretty incredible, huh?
I think so. And you’ll never guess where I found it.
My compost pile. Yep, it was lurking deep beneath my kitchen scraps and lawn leaves, hidden from view save for the glorious array of green leaves above surface; the mega sweet potato. I’m telling you, if you don’t have a compost pile, you need one.
If this isn’t testament to the fact that vegetables can grow all by themselves without any interference from the well-meaning gardener, I don’t know what is. I mean, this gardening stuff is easy! Seriously. Get a compost pile, grow some mega antioxidants. You’ll be happier for it!
Now back to the sweet potato. What do you do with a sweet potato that size? Why, you cook it!
Or two. Three. Shoot–you could probably make an entire jumbo size bag of the healthy snacks! Simply shave off a slice, brush it with olive oil and bake at 400 until crispy.