Counting on …. Day 62

16th January 2022

Jerusalem artichokes are in season. These are tubers that in the summer produce tall plants with sunflower like flowers. They are easy to grow. Simply take an existing tuber, even one you have bought from the vegetable shop or supermarket, and plant it in the soil at a depth of about 5cm. The plant may need staking as it grows to stop it blowing over. 

Jerusalem Artichoke Pasta Sauce

Jerusalem artichokes  about 150g per person Cashew nuts about 25g per person Oil Garlic and sage to taste 

Scrub the tubers clean and chop.

Heat the oil and sautée the garlic. 

Add the artichokes and sage. Stir well. Add the cashew nuts. 

Cover the pan and cook gently til soft and golden.

Blitz the mixture adding a little hot water as necessary to achieve a creamy sauce.

Serve with pasta. 

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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