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October, 2016

Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

Posted on June 17, 2019

Today I made some Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters. We will get to that in a few paragraphs. Right now let’s talk about passion.

I have not been here in awhile because I have been busy. Changing jobs,growing Tripping Vittles one little step at a time. I have been searching for years, and it has always been here. What am I searching for I have asked myself?

Where have I been

Love, Peace, Happiness, Excitement, Adventure. All of those things come to mind. Recently I have tried a bunch of different things

Politics. I love politics, but it is not my passion. I am a great follower in this area but not a leader. Leaving the leading to others. Call me for a protest or a march or to man a booth but don’t ask me to organize or run for office. I am well read and can hold my own in discussions, but it is just not my Passion!

CrossFit. Yeah, I want to be healthy, and I have friends who are amazing at this. My body at this age and with all my knee issues is not cut out to be a CrossFit pro.

Those are just two of many things I have done over the last year searching for me. The funny thing is me has been here all along. I have even talked about it. I started working on me years ago with this blog. It began as a hobby but this is my passion.

This is my passion

It is not just Tripping Vittles though it is food in general. It’s talking to people and showing them how to cook and how to use the spices I have to make delicious food. Its sharing tastes from all over the world. It is talking about cooking and growing and feeling what we use to nourish our bodies.

It is about Love, the love we have for one another the love we have for our planet. The love that can only be expressed thru breaking bread with your fellow man.

My passion is about all things food and food related Sharing recipes, eating amazing meals, saving the planet so we can keep eating and growing the magic that is what we eat.

The Recipe Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

This week I bought some Kohlrabi at the farmers market where I sell Tripping Vittles spices. People who sold it to me are a family of super nice folks GlasgowFamilyFarm In a future post I will talk about how important shopping local and supporting local farmers is. Today lets just talk about Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters.

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Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

An easy Kohlrabi Fritter that is delicious.

  • Author: trippingvittles
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Ingredients

For Fritter

  • 2 medium-sized Kohlrabi cleaned and quartered
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice
  • 1/4 cup grated Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonaise
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

For Sauce

1/4 Cup Mayonaise

!/4 Cup Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Half and Half

1 tablespoon Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice.

 

Instructions

In a Small Food Processor, grind up stale bread for bread crumbs.  Remove to a mixing bowl add to the processor the kohlrabi and the red onion grind or grate up depending on the texture you like. Remove and add to bread crumbs. Add all other ingredients except butter and olive oil mix well.  Set to side

Heat butter and olive oil in a Cast Iron Pan once hot add your fritters cooking each side to a golden brown.

For the Sauce mix, all ingredients together at least a half hour before the meal let them sit in the fridge until you are ready to serve the fritters.

Notes

Serve on a plate topped with sauce and a little garlic scapes or green onion for color. This recipe makes 2-4 Fritters depending on the size you want your fritter to be.  I made two as a meal but they would make an awesome side dish to a steak in place of potato.

Right now you can only get the spices in Westerville at the Saturday Farmers Market but trust me when I say more is coming. I am, but one person and I try as hard as I can to do a little every few days.

Cubs & Indians

Posted on October 25, 2016

As you may or may not know I am a lifelong baseball fan. I played it long before I ever hit a softball(that’s what they let girls play when I was a kid). There is something very pure about the sport of baseball. When you are batting you look your opponent in the eye and then with the quickness of a panther you try to hit what is delivered fastball, curve ball, fork they all come at you at different speeds in the big leagues those speeds are over 100 miles an hour and somehow  a batter connects and is able to control with a wooden stick how and wear that ball goes. A bunt, a grounder, blooper to the out field and the home run.

It is a thing of beauty to hear the crack of a bat and then to see the team on the field go into motion moving as one to cover a bag ,to back up your teammate to complete and out or to try again. You do this for nine innings while the fans watch.

Is it the fastest sport? Nope Is it the most physical sport? Nope Do I think it is the most beautiful sport? Yep. A day at the ball park for me meant hanging out with my Dad. It meant watching the Minnesota Twins knowing the line up and loving the players. I grew up having them be losers. I would sit in the outfield and so few people would show up Kirby Puckett himself would thank us for coming to the game. Then in 1987 that all changed they became winners and again in 1991. I grew up moved to Chicago and started after the Cubs.  I hated the White Sox before I came to town so my only choice was the Cubs. It was easy the guys on the team were fun they had an amazing park and I set my sites on going to as many games as I could. That was over 25 years ago now and they were losers. I mean seriously they had curses and all but I loved them and everything that went with them. I could probably buy a nice new car with all the money I spent on Cubs tickets and hot dogs. I would not have changed a thing. One of the last things I did before I moved was to go to a Cubs game.

I did not have it in me to follow another losing baseball team. I would never cheer for the Cincinnati Reds. Have never cared for them.  I liked the Indians they were the Cubs just in a different state and if you love Baseball you love the movie Major League so yeah I could have made them my new team but that was not going to happen until the Cubs became winners I could only have one losing team in my life at a time. Remember I am still a long-suffering Vikings fan. So the old adage “there is always next year” is something I repeat often.

Then 2016 comes along and all of a sudden it is October and The Cubs are playing in the NLCS and low and behold they win it they win the damn Pennant. They are going to the World Series  for the first time in 71 years and here I am living in Ohio where one of the other teams who says “there is always next year” resides and wouldn’t you know it We are meeting in the fall classic.

I wish I could hate on the Indians and their fans but I just can’t. In this time of hate where we somehow can not manage to be civil to each other about anything from our politics to our religion. I am thrilled for the Cleveland Indians and their fans. I know how they feel I know the pain when you have to say with a smile “there is always next year”.  I want the Cubs to win this with every fiber of my being. I want Wrigley Field to fly the W all winter long, but if the Indians win “there is always next year” will I be sad sure but no tears will be shed because one of these teams will bring long earned and immense joy to their fans.

Over the course of the series I am going to share some memories about baseball, Chicago and Introduce you to some food Classics from both Cleveland and Chicago. but today I will leave you with…….. Man this is baseball you gotta stop thinking!Just have fun~The Sandlot

Finding Mary Pickford

Posted on October 17, 2016

Pub Crawls, Poker Runs, Bar Hopping. I am sure you have your own name for these type of events. I grew up in Minnesota I remember snowmobile runs where folks would stop 3 or for places for a beer and a shot. I think it was a way to get fresh air in the middle of a cold Minnesota winter and stay warm at the same time. As I got older the poker runs were used to raise money for charity but same concept go from place to place drink and or eat win stuff in raffles and stay warm in the fridge winter. (more…)

Garlic Love

Posted on October 12, 2016

 

In my last post I talked about a garlic salad that I had made for a dinner party. It was the salad that has been my favorite since I was a kid. My mom would make this for our family with almost every meal if we asked.  Today I find it goes best with something off the grill or pizza of any kind. (more…)