Friday, September 19, 2014

Rosemary and Onion Sweet Potato

My intention was to prune my rose bushes back quite a bit
but, when I saw the roses and how they brightened up the patch under the stairs...
I couldn't bring myself to prune

and sure, while I could have picked the roses and bring them into the cottage to enjoy...
I do so like seeing them pretty on the bushes in the yard
after all, with as much as I go outside, it's rather nice to see flowers to greet me...
with their cheerfulness

 so, instead...
I got down and dirty digging up a few sweet potatoes for dinner
yeah, the dirt was wet but, the mud was beside the point
we were going to have sweet potatoes with the meal after some months of none at all

while these are often known as sweet potatoes by many...
here on this island they are usually referred to as sweet yams...
and they carry sporamins (storage proteins) which are key in giving these roots...
an antioxidant property...
which is good for the body in preventing oxidative damage in the cells
the more orange or purple they are, the more antioxidants they have

God thought of that when He put medical properties into foods

once they were cleaned, the sweet potatoes took on a new look
and with a breadfruit from the tree, we eat well

when it comes to potatoes, white or of the yam kind...
I truly like using herbs to rev up the taste...
and, it's a good excuse to add a little herbal medicine to one's food

these sweet yams were peeled and cut into smaller pieces...
then quickly steamed for about 5 minutes just to give them a slight tenderness...
but not soft

while the sweet yams steamed...
a red onion (or any onion) was sliced and sauteed in some butter and olive oil until tender

the sweet yams were cooled and diced into bite size pieces and added to the onions...
and sauteed until they were completely (not mushy) soft; about 10 minutes
once they were done, the rosemary was cut up (I cut mine with kitchen scissors)...
and added to the dish

today, we have a rainy day
that means...

dogs will sleep
and thus, the day has been peaceful

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for Thou, Lord,
only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8

May your day or night find peacefulness in the grace of God.


  1. Peace... stillness... God is so good with His beautiful bounty for us in so many ways that make life sweet while we are on this earth! I always am blessed by your sweet life and I thank you for sharing it with us!
    I will be digging my sweet potatoes shortly, so will try your dish!

    1. I hope you get a nice bounty of sweet potatoes, Villarosa! Thank you for coming by, again and commenting!

  2. Beautiful roses . . . beautiful pups . . . and delicious looking yams. I (being very inexperienced) thought you had to let yam/sweet potatoes "sit" for 4-6 weeks before consuming. Great post ~ as always.

    I still fantasize about living on Pilgrim's Farm. :-)

    1. Hello Eli! Never heard of yams needing to sit for awhile before consuming. I did look it up but, couldn't find anything that said they must. I'm glad you came by and commented! Thanks!

  3. Looks good! What time is supper?

    1. Anytime you're hungry, Ian! Glad to see you came by and commented!

  4. Hello Jean,
    Our sweet potatoes have just about finished now, here in the south eastern side of Australia. Your dish looks delicious. I must try cooking ours your way. The breadfruit looks interesting. Is it a vegetable or a fruit? I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Blessing Gail

    1. Hi Gail! Breadfruit is a fruit but often used as a vegetable. It can be eaten green or ripe. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. I have just found your beautiful blog & am enjoying reading through your posts.
    So many beautiful photo's, you are truly blessed.
    Fondly Michelle