Parsnips in this Week’s Shares!

Parsnips are one of my favourite fall/winter veggies! They are just so sweet and delicious, I can’t wait to cook some this week.  They are often quite expensive because of the length of time they take to grow, usually over 100 days in the garden, this is double the time a carrot or beet takes to grow.  This means many weeks of weeding and watering for the farmers, hence the extra price, but well worth it I think!

Roasted Parsnips

By The Canadian Living Test Ktichen

• 1-1/2 lb (680 g) parsnips
• 2 tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
• 1 pinch pepper

Preparation

Peel and cut parsnips into about 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) thick sticks. Transfer to large bowl; toss with oil, salt and pepper. Roast on greased baking sheet in 450°F (230°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until tender and golden at edges.

Source : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007