Yams, pumpkins, Apples, squash. What does that make you think of?
It’s Fall, it was inevitable that it would get here. September does follow August, Fall does come quietly sneaking in after a gloriously beautiful summer. We’re still enjoying a few warm days here and there, due to a nice Indian Summer, but the cooler and sometimes wetter days of fall are definitely here to stay, that is until Winter decides to make an appearance, let’s not even discuss that yet. Let’s start talking about Yams.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so are Summer and Spring, each for different reasons. That only leaves Winter, so I guess three out of four means I don’t really have a favorite, I have one I really don’t like. Unless of course we get snowed in with three feet of snow, get to stay home and do all the stuff we wish we had time to do if real life didn’t get in the way. In the Pacific Northwest three feet of snow rarely happens so for the most part we have to go on with real life. Aren’t we lucky? What does real life mean? Cooking, cleaning, working, etc. the list goes on. No matter what the weather, we still have to eat, so thought I would share with you a Fall recipe for Rosemary Yams.
Have you ever noticed how most people get Yams and Sweet Potatoes confused? I know I did for a quite sometime. Growing up it was always sweet potatoes, but really all along they were really yams, who knew? I am now an educated and trained yam and sweet potato professional, and you can be too. Just kidding, sounds impressive right? It’s really as simple as this.
This is a Sweet Potato.
This is a Yam.
You might have to retrain your brain. As you might have been brainwashed like me growing up, thinking the orange “sweet potatoes” you were eating were sweet potatoes when really they were yams. Here’s your brain exercise for the day, repeat after me “Yam’s are orange inside, sweet potatoes are not so orange.” We’ll get to sweet potatoes later, I don’t want to strain your brain.
I hope you take the time to make this simple dish, sometimes we don’t need to make dinner complicated and fancy. Less time in the kitchen and more time with the kids or friends. Yams have me beginning to think of Thanksgiving, probably getting ahead of myself. What about you, what do you serve for Thanksgiving?
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes