Posted by: kathandroger | February 2, 2010

Jerusalem Artichoke Rissoles

Still struggling through our surplus of Jerusalem Artichokes, or Topinambours to the locals, I made rissoles this evening to accompany our sausages. Roger seemed to love them – only trouble is that I only used 5 of the damn things and there is still a bucket full outside, to say nothing of the 25 kgs or so still in the potager. For the record, I boiled the JAs with some potato and then mixed with minced onion, garlic sage and s&p, then shaped them into balls, dipped them in egg then breadcrumbs and fried them until crispy brown. Very tasty.

We took the next step towards our barn renovation today. I rang a couple of masons, one of whom came round this afternoon to have a look around. The second one is coming on Friday. We are very keen to crack on, though the exchange rate is still holding us back a bit. Let’s see what the chaps come back with and that may give us a feel as to whether we want to get going sooner rather than later.

I’m pleased to report that Boudie seems to be back to normal after her ‘chaleur’. Being on heat is a very powerful thing. She has been extremely restless for the past couple of weeks and has spent the past 4 or 5 days sitting by the gate in the hope that a dashing young Airdale will pass by! Anyway, this evening she seems to have returned to her normal self – interested only in what is on our plates and in the fridge and oblivious to the world outside…

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