Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
Roasted Root Vegetables
by Gillian F. Taylor
On Tatooine, water is at a premium. Many moisture farmers utilized caverns, either under- or over-ground, as cooler, more moist environments to grow water-loving vegetables and fruits, which could be sold or traded at a high price. For others, they had to have some other plan.
Obiwan Kenobi had seen many climates and environments and cultures in his short life before he found himself in self-imposed exile on the Outer Rim desert planet. When he took occupancy of a deserted hut, he dug wells into the foundation. The not only allowed for materials to be hidden safely, but could also be used to grow vegetables. But as he did not have a moisture farm, the amount of water was limited, and the soil was nutrient poor and limited to sand. What grows in sand? Root vegetables of many kinds, as well as fast-growing herbs.
Obiwan had also spent his youth in the Agricultural Corps, before he had become a Jedi padawan. He knew how to compost and enrich what was available to him, to produce a nice variety of root vegetables. In fact, he actually liked the challenge, as well as the creativity he could display to cook his bounty. For instance, if he was lucky enough to get a hold of something like a leg of dragon, he could make mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables red onion, parsnip and three colours of carrot: orange, yellow and purple the purple ones are actually orange in the middle, and look spectacular when cut into chunks!
Things like this made Obiwan actually feel blessed to be in exile, especially after fighting a huge ongoing galactic war.
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