Saturday, February 16, 2013

One potato, two potato,...

The staple foods in Rwanda are beans, rice, matoke, maize, cassava (sometimes called "manioc" elsewhere), and first and foremost, potatoes, both "Irish potatoes" and "sweet potatoes." But the sweet potatoes in Rwanda are white and still firm after cooking, not the dark orange, vitamin-rich sweet potatoes (often mistakenly termed "yams") which I so much prefer.  So I brought a sweet potato over to Rwanda, sprouted it per eHow instructions, planted it in my garden, and voilĂ , a bumper crop of one of my favorite foods:
One of my harvested sweet potatoes appears uncannily like a sandal. I am hoping that I can now grow one for my right foot.