1 pound organic parsnips
Parsnips are closely related to carrots and parsley and their flavor has notes of both. They are sweet with an earthy nuttiness that is enhanced when roasted. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, parsnips are starchy but full of nutrition. Grown by Neversink Farm in Claryville, NY.
Beyond roasting these with a chicken, consider pureeing them for a wonderfully creamy parsnip-&-pear soup. They can also be sliced thin on a mandoline, tossed with oil and crisped in a hot oven.