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Another Camera

by Meghann on September 1, 2009

Remember when my camera broke in Boston and I had to buy a new one?

Well the one that broke was actually my back up camera. I was using my back up camera because my regular camera was in repair at the Geek Squad at Best Buy. It was actually the 5th time that particular camera had paid a visit to the Geek Squad and been shipped off to God knows where to be fixed. Keep in mind I bought it in January !

To cut a long story short, my precious Nikon was finally deemed unrepairable and I was approved for a replacement camera. I guess 5th times a charm? πŸ™‚

Instead of replacing my camera with an identical Nikon, I decided to get a ‘fun’ camera and purchased a waterproof digital camera!!

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This baby is waterproof up to 10ft and will be perfect for my upcoming trip to Key West, sweaty races and skiing in the mountains.

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I will continue to use my beloved Canon PowerShot SD1200 as my daily blogging camera, but the Fuji FinePix WP will be fun to have for situations where I don’t feel comfortable taking my Canon. With my history with cameras having a back up has become a nessecity. I’m sure it will be just a matter of time until I am back at Best Buy explaining what went wrong with my camera to the pour Geek Squad chump. You know its bad when the geek squad agents start to you know you by name and already know how to look up your file. Oh well…

I had gone to Best Buy straight afterwork and did not get home until after 7:00! Ughh… I hate getting home so late.

Luckily around 3:30 I had the other Cranberry Heart Thrive cookie from the package I opened yesterday.

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The cookie did great on keep my hunger at bay. When I returned home I wasn’t instantly starving, which gave me ample time to prepare the yummy dinner I had planned.

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This past weekend my Dad had informed me a new root vegetable had popped up at his Publix called Name. As I am always up for trying new fun food fines I picked one up at Publix to experiment with in my kitchen.

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After a quick google search I found a little background information on the Name (Pronounced nyAH-may).

Name, has slowly become one of the most important food crops in the world! Grown throughout the tropics as well as West Africa, China, Korea, the South Pacific, India and the Caribbean, Name is often saved for special occasions and is considered a festival food in Cuba. Shaped like a long sweet potato, the flesh of Name is creamy or yellow in color while its skin can be light brown, dark brown, or tan. Its flavor is somewhat nutty with a slightly chewy texture similar to a potato. Extremely versatile, Name can be baked, boiled, steamed, scalloped, fried or creamed.

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I peeled the Name and chopped into cubes.

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It was a little slimy, but once peeled you could have called it a potato and no one would have thought otherwise.

I decided to bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 425 just as I would any other root vegetable.

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I dipped the finished product in BBQ sauce.

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Not bad. It reminded me a lot of yucca and you all know I love my yucca! It was a large vegetable, so there is plenty left over to enjoy again and again. πŸ™‚

While the name was baking in the oven I had Asparagus grilling on the George Foreman.

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And some BBQ Tempeh cooking on the stove top.

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A complete, well rounded American meal, no?

I ended my day with a Coconut Milk Ice Cream Sandwich.

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It’s been a long day and I am ready for bed. Good night!!

Don’t forget you have until noon tomorrow to enter my Xagave giveaway!

1 VeggieGirl September 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm

The “name” is quite intriguing!

Night!

2 Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) September 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I had the same Tempehtations for dinner tonight! It was the first time I’ve had it and I loved it!

3 masteringpublichealth September 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Love coconut ice cream! Even gave So Delicious brand a shout-out on my blog last post. πŸ˜‰

4 foodieinthecity September 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I almost bought that Tempehtations at the store this past weekend… I think it is a must for a pick-up next time πŸ™‚

5 Tay September 1, 2009 at 9:21 pm

What an interesting veggie!! It looks like an odd looking potato to me. Have fun with your new cam-cam! How cool that you can take it underwater πŸ™‚

6 megzzwinsatlife September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I had lots of issues with my Nikon too πŸ™ Finally ended up with a a different brand!

7 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Mmm… so delicious sammiches are so good.

8 Sarah R September 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Hum… never even heard of name before. So not only is the new camera water proof but it’s also pink! Sweet!

9 Britt September 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Best wishes with the new camera. Jealous a trip to Key West… one of my favorite places. Lots of great restaurants there! I’m hoping we get back down in January.

So adventures with the name…. I should do that more often, I need to branch out more!

10 Courtney September 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Haha, you and your strange veggies! Love the new cam, how fun!

11 Leianna September 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Never heard of name, sounds interesting! Thanks for the review, have to find it now!

12 Pearl September 1, 2009 at 10:01 pm

at first i thought name was taro! my mom buys big huge roots of taro and then chops it up, steams them and eats them like that. so nutty and yummy.

13 Kat September 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Haha. I love your version of the “American meal”- you are so adventurous!

14 Jenna September 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm

cool camera and that NAME is cool looking!

15 Lizzy September 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Hmmm Name…interesting and very intriguing..

yay for a new camera!!! πŸ™‚

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16 Nicci@NiftyEats September 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

HEY! I have actually had Name before! Its was back in high school at a friends house. Friends Dad was from Africa, it taste pretty good too.

17 angieinatlanta September 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Aw, that camera looks like fun!

And I love your bravery in trying new veggies; i need to be more courageous!

18 Nicole September 1, 2009 at 11:33 pm

That camera looks awesome! I love underwater cameras. I bet you can get some neat shots!

19 broccolihut September 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

CUTE camera!
BTW, I can’t thank you enough for recommending the Canon Power Shot SD1200 at the Summit. I ordered one that night, and I couldn’t be happier with it:)

20 Shannon September 2, 2009 at 7:47 am

Nice camera!

You are so brave with new veggies. I get nervous when I don’t know how to prepare something. Thanks for the how-to!

21 Susan September 2, 2009 at 8:08 am

Oooh, root veggies are my favourite. They aren’t very pretty though, are they? πŸ˜›

22 Kat September 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Too funny, I saw the name this weekend at Publix as well and bought one! I did mine into fries (baked in the oven) and dipped in ketchup; ’twas yummy. I am convinced that any vegetable with a firm enough texture (potato, yucca, name, radish) can be made into fries!

23 ginger September 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Haha! You’ve inspired me to try name. I never knew what to do with it. That tempeh looks quite yummy, and those So Delicious Coconut Milk Sandwiches are the best!

24 Jenny September 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I love that you have multiple cameras – that’s a bloggie for ya!

25 John P. Kennedy September 11, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Hi,

Curious- was wondering what words you used in your google name search. I put “prepared the name” and found your site. But -name root vegetable-and the like just got me name as in a person’s moniker.

Best,

John P.

26 Su August 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

Hi, Im from Venezuela…

The name of the root in my country its actually Γ‘ame, but you guys dont have this letter Γ‘… I guees that’s why you change it to Name.

Try googling it like that… Or try using Taro. I think that can work.

Good luck!

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