Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Mid Winter Report
Hey, all! Long time, no post. We had intended to continue posting about vegetables and recipes and such, even after our CSA was finished for the season, but you know what they say about good intentions!
Gerry is slowly making his way through the peppers he froze back in September. They've found their way into everything from breakfast omelets to spaghetti sauce. He also used his first pack of frozen, shredded zucchini for muffins. I thought they came out a little weird, but he thought they were fine. More experimenting will follow.
If you remember, back in November I wrote about Gerry's love of parsnips and blogged about a new recipe he tried with them. Now that I reread it, I even mentioned Christmas dinner! Well, he didn't make that dish for Christmas dinner, but he did make his favorite: carrots and parsnips. You can see them in the picture above.
To make the classic, all you do is boil the carrots and parsnips, then mash them. Easy.
Edit: Gerry told me a few more things about making C&P. Okay, obviously you're going to peel them and chop them up first. Then boil until soft and drain well. Also, add butter, salt and pepper when you mash. Oh, and you can throw in a turnip too, if you'd like.
And if you're interested, you can find the recipe for potatocakes on my other blog.