Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Vegetables

There are a lot of really good winter veggies. Most people tend to overlook some of the more exotic ones like Kale or Parsnips going for the more predictable ones like Broccoli and Cauliflower or Brussels Sprouts. However if you try some thing different you may just find out that you like them. This Sunday's class is on winter Vegetables.  Here are some of my favorites that I will not be able to fix for the class.

Kale - I use this in a great soup with spicy sausage and potatoes. 
Beets - roast these and use the greens in beans and other dishes
Parsnips - I add some to my mashed potatoes. These give a great flavor
Sweet Potatoes - I use these as fries - in the oven; I also layer them in a Gratin with Russets and I love them baked and topped with butter and Cinnamon.

These are just a few.  Of course you can also make a great soup just by roasting some and then pureeing them.   Good food and it is good for you.

Come by the Class on Sunday and see more!!!