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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Reviewing my photos from the Dalmatian Coast has been fun, but exhausting.  All those darling seaside walled cities fronting gorgeous Adriatic blues are starting to look generic.  And then I came across this photo from a farmer's market in Split, Croatia.

Probably shot in protest to all that is beautiful, I compared these wierd whatevers to other root vegetables on google images, and decided they were celeriac.

Celeriac is  great source of fiber, and high in vitamin B6, C, K, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.  It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and extremely low in calories.  One-half cup of raw celeriac is only 21 calories.

So how does one take advantage of this unlikely item? As luck would have it, I just saw a great slaw recipe using celeriac and carrots on Huffington Post. Kerry Saretesky, blogging from France says, " I eat it with lunch and dinner, and leftovers are even better the next day. Every time I take it off my nearly-sagging refrigerator shelf, I look at it like an old friend, and discover I love it even more than I did yesterday. Bon app."

Kerry Saretsky's Carrot and Celeriac Slaw 

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