Daily Archives: 14 December 2009

Harvest Bounty Round 3

CSA Share Round 3This weekend, we picked up our final share of the Winter CSA. The larder is definitely overflowing. We still have some vegetables stashed from last month. This time we got cabbage (green and red), leeks, butternut squash, celery root, kale, collard greens, onions, potatoes (regular and sweet), turnips, beets, carrots, parsnips, lettuce, and popcorn.

We had our annual latke dinner this weekend. It’s one of the least healthy meals of the year — all that oil. We make a double batch of latkes, and the two of us eat them all for dinner. Usually, that’s the meal, but this year we had a small salad to help the digestion. I can never keep track of the recipe from last year. This year, we tried a new recipe from last week’s Boston Globe. It was a winner, so I’ll try to keep track of it for next year.

Roasted Winter VegetablesAnother winner with Sunday’s dinner — Roasted Winter Vegetables. I cut up a variety of vegetables from our CSA stores and roasted them with oil and herbes de Provence. The veggies are sweet and tender. Lots more vegetables where those came from so we’ll be making this again.

Roasted Winter Vegetables

5 potatoes, unpeeled
1 large carrot, peeled
2 parsnips, peeled
1 rutabaga, peeled
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp herbes de Provence

Preheat oven to 450F. Cut potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and rutabaga into 3/4 to 1-inch pieces. In a large bowl, toss root vegetables, onion, oil and herbs until well coated. Spread the vegetables in one layer on a large baking sheet. Use more than one baking sheet if you need to. Cover pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, toss, and bake uncovered for 20 more minutes, stirring halfway through. Roast for a total of 40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.