Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

January, 2001
Regional Report


Garlic Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes may just be my favorite vegetable, and I like them lots of different ways. For a change of pace from sweetened recipes, try making them savory with garlic and ginger.


1 large sweet potato

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger

vegetable or chicken boullion

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 cup chopped parsley


Peel the sweet potato and cut it into half-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a non-stick skillet with 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil, and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until tender, stirring often. Add 2 cloves chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger. Cook another 2 minutes or so. Mix 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken boullion with 1 teaspoon cornstarch and pour it into the pan. Add 1/2 cup chopped parsley, and you have a side dish that has it all - flavor, beauty, and loads of good nutrition.

Serves 2

Web Finds

Southern Birds and Butterflies
Want to see more birds and butterflies in your yard, in your town, on your planet? Duke University's Will Cook has an incredible Web page ( with links galore. Check out his list of bird-friendly plants too.


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