The 22nd of February is Cook A Sweet Potato Day. Today could be a good day to experiment with some unique ways to cook with them. And while you’re at it, you can learn the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
Japanese Yams are oval, with skinny, pointed ends. They are dark pink skin, and very pale yellowish-orange flesh. They are not actually a yam, but rather a sweet potato with a nutty flavour. They differ from the varieties of sweet potatoes available in North America in that they are sweeter, and they are not as…
Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes
A Thanksgiving side dish that is now traditional in the U.S. Putting marshmallows on sweet potatoes originated sometime in the 1920s.
Mashed Sweet Potato with Parmesan
You can make this up to a day ahead, and reheat at the last minute in the microwave.
Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
Okinawan Sweet Potatoes are a variety of sweet potato grown in Japan (they are also grown in Hawaii.) The tops of the plants above ground can be eaten as greens. The actual potatoes have buff skin, darkening when cooked. Inside, the flesh is light purple, turning brilliant purple when cooked. The taste, despite the purple…
Roasted Root Vegetable Salad Recipe
This recipe takes over 2 hours — but only 20 minutes of that time has anything to do with you! This is a great fall or winter dish.
Sweet Potato and Cranberry Nutbread Recipe
Good to have on hand for guests. Keep it wrapped in tin foil or plastic wrap.
Sweet Potatoes © Denzil Green Sweet potatoes are the storage roots of a plant that is part of the morning glory family. Sweet potatoes aren’t actually even related to yams. Sweet potatoes aren’t actually related to potatoes, for that matter. Potatoes are tubers of a plant, whereas sweet potatoes are engorged storage roots. Sweet potatoes,…
Sweet Potatoes with Brie & Cranberry
Looks fabulous and the tastes are great!
White Sweet Potatoes
White Sweet Potatoes (aka Camote) © Leclaire & Schenk White Sweet Potatoes are a sweet potato that is very popular in the Caribbean and in Latin America — it’s what they think of when they hear “sweet potato.” The potatoes have rough, mottled skin that can be purplish or reddy with creamy-white flesh inside, and…
Yaki-Imo are sweet potatoes for baking, the kind that we call “Japanese Yam” (which are actually sweet potatoes.) They are baked over coals, and sold cooked and hot from wooden carts called “yaki-imo-ya” in the fall and winter, and at fairs. The carts go through neighbourhoods, ringing a bell. The “carts” are trucks or vans,…