Inside our apartment, two ladies lain ill with the stomach bug. It was a quiet weekend, to be sure. I stuck my head out the window for some fresh air on Sunday and that's as far as I got. Outside, however, all hell was breaking loose.
The world's biggest sweet potato was found 
just five blocks from our house! 
Truppenführer Karl-Friedrich Schröder mit der Bombe. (Foto: Sabrina Becker)
Actually, it's an active bomb from the Second World War. And this lucky railroad construction worker found it inside our reno'd train station's exposed belly.

Over 1000 residents needed to be evacuated from the surrounding neighbourhood. All trains to and from the station were obviously cancelled and rerouted. The bomb squad came in and deactivated the yam and called Buddy over for his photo op. 

How on Earth did this bomb hide out for almost 70 years? Did they just build the train station on top of it? Maybe if my German was better, I would find the answers in the local newspaper. But since I'm still at the "Hi, how are you?" stage, I'm just going to let my imagination run wild.

p.s. Were you more impressed when you thought it was a sweet potato? I just spent too much time looking through images of giant sweet potatoes, and man, they're ugly.
8/7/2012 01:05:38 pm

Sweet Potato Fries

3 - 4 large sweet potatos
2 tbsp vegetable oil


2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt


Peel potatoes and cut into sticks like fries. Place in a large bowl and toss with oil.
Prepare rub by combining chili powder, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Toss with potatoes. Arrange in a single layer on one or two parchment-lined baking sheets. Roast in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned on the bottom. Turn potatoes over and roast 10 to 15 minutes longer, until tender, crisp and nicely browned.

24/10/2015 09:05:39 am

how much does it weight


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