Nancy Romer is a life-long activist. After serving in the Peace Corps in Colomiba, she came back to the US ready to join the movement to end the war in Viet Nam. Since then she has continued working for peace and social justice, working in the feminist, anti-racist, public higher education, union, food justicem and climate justice movements. She was a professor ofpsychology for 42 years at Brooklyn College until she retired two years ago, started the Brooklyn College Community Partership that serves over 1500 youth each semester from under-served Brooklyn high schools and middles schools, using the arts as a way of advancing healthy development. She was a founder of the Brooklyn Food Coalition and has worked closely with Brandworkers, a worker organization that organizes workers in the food processing industry in NYC. She is now on the Steering Committee of the Peoples Climate March, organizing the April 29 March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, particularly helping to grow the Food and Farm Justice Hub of the march, and is working on project with international organizations to get TIAA, the largest retirement system in the US, to stop investing in land that is grabbed from peasants and deforested. She has been a member of the Park Slope Food Coop for 40 years.
Rutabaga Mash with Coconut and Mint
- 2 Ib. Rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 piece (about 1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1-2 Tbs. mint
In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the rutabaga, ginger and 1 teaspoon of the salt for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the rutabaga is very tender.
Drain and return the rutabaga to the pot. With a potato masher, mash the rutabaga with the coconut milk and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt.
Add the coconut milk and the mint.
Salt and pepper to taste.