From Patchwork Farm in Copper Hill, Va. Some of our farmer's market friends raise the most delicious parsnips and carrots I have ever tasted.
I peeled them and cut them into wedges, tossed with olive oil and put them in a hot oven. When they were almost brown around the edges, I tossed in some fresh asparagus from another farmer's market friend. A sprinkling of sea salt and a few more minutes and they were so good I had to control myself to keep from eating the whole lot, right off the pan.
PLEASE, find some sweet parsnips from a local farmer and roast them with olive oil and sea salt. I like chocolate well enough, but not as much as those roasted parsnips. Weird, huh???
We also ate some organic broccoli, sauteed in a huge fry pan with olive oil, garlic and just enough water to hasten along the cooking.
And a nice fresh salad, picked by Maggie minutes before we ate it.
The kids ate some of Big Pine's smoked trout and baguette leftover from the market. I just ate some more parsnips. And broccoli.
Isn't it wonderful to be eating truly fresh food again? And such a gift to know most of the hands who helped get that food from the earth and to our table.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Speaking of fresh food, I had better go milk. Coco tells me it is time!