Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Root Resolution

During this year of roots, I resolve to:
1) eat the underground parts of at least twelve different plants, at least 5 of which I have not eaten before.  I will be using Diane Morgan's "definitive compendium" Roots as a starting place.
2) Blog about rhizomes, bulbs, corms and tubers, so it is clear why I used the term "underground parts" instead of "roots" in the previous sentence.
3) Attend a family reunion.
4) Introduce my sons so some members of their extended family.
5) Write about family and cultural traditions, in part to reassure my mother that we have "roots" and that I understand them.
6) Publish prairie turnip data!
7) Correct Diane Morgan about prairie turnips and find out where she learned her information.
8) Listen to "roots" music.
9) Read Roots (the Alex Haley book, in addition to the Diane Morgan book) or watch the mini-series, or both.
14) Read at least 3 other books with roots in the title, or by people named root (see SiL's suggestion on my original post)
10) Plant lots of things with my sons.
11) Grow and harvest some root crops.
12) Forage some roots.
13) Blog about root eating at least once a month.
15) Get to the root of some problem.


Chateau said...

Sounds like an adventurous and ambitious year; and eating those roots might be more fun than visiting with the family roots!
Also, Root Down is a place where you'll want to eat when in Denver, either at DIA or in the Highlands

Prairie quilter said...

Sounds like a great year ahead!

Debbie said...

How about investigating the geographic areas where people say reht instead of rooooot. (Don't know how to spell the non oooo version. Rhymes with foot.)

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Well then there is also the part of the world (of which I am sorta close to, living 1 block of old Route 66) in which "root" and "route" are homophones.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a wonderful line-up. So glad you're sharing it with us! Out of curiosity, what have been your favorite fermentation recipes? Your favorite sources of fermentation recipes? (Non-alcoholic)