Coconut Parsnip Custard

Coconut Parsnip Custard

Deborah Madison is a legend in the cookbook world and she’s one of my favorite food writers. My parents gave me a signed copy of her book The Savory Way back in 1991 and I have cooked from (and treasured it!) ever since. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is a beloved possession of mine, as well.

Deborah’s newest tome is called Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes. Please trust me when I say it is a stunner! Ten Speed Press sent me a copy about 10 days ago and if I could spend all of my time lately reading this book, I would.

Coconut Parsnip Custard

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Roasted Vegetables with Cardamom

Thanksgiving has now come and gone. At my home, we enjoyed a great dinner; I hope that you did, too. I made these Roasted Vegetables with Cardamom as part of our Thanksgiving feast. They were a last minute addition to the table, but turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the meal. … Read more

Parsnip and Apple Soup

As promised, here is another wonderful soup recipe from one of the Hudson Valley’s most esteemed restaurants. This Parsnip and Apple Soup is courtesy of Agnes Devereux, owner of The Village Tea Room in New Paltz, NY. Parsnips are a root vegetable with a high mineral content (lots of calcium, iron and potassium in particular); … Read more

Perfect Fall Salad

I make and eat a ton of salads, and I love coming up with interesting salad combinations. This one, complete with shaved parsnip, carrot, and apple, is one of my new favorites. The cheese is optional, of course, or you can feel free to substitute goat cheese for the feta. You could use pecans instead … Read more