Saturday, March 06, 2010

Jerusalem Artichokes

Normally we would have lifted our crop of Jerusalem Artichokes earlier in the year but as the winter has been so mild we decided to leave them in the ground until now. We lost a few to the rodents but we are really pleased with the crop overall. Cleaned, roasted with olive oil...nutty and tasty. Some people react in a very windy way to these little tubers but if you can tolerate them, they are delicious. Soup is also good and last year Luis incorporated some into Tortilla. Not for the feint hearted.

One for the botanists amongst our readers: Does anyone know what plant this is? We came across it on a recent walk near home.


  1. Your mystery plant looks like a variety of toothwort

    What do you think?

  2. That is it Marigold - thanks, we couldn't find it in our little book. It was spectacular and bursting from the woodland floor.


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