Cooking from the Garden

Cooking from the Garden

December 21, 2010
Photo by: Ben Fink

photo: Ben Fink

Here in New York, we've had an unseasonably warm autumn. (This morning I saw someone wearing a short sleeve shirt and walking around with bare legs.) But I know that snow has already appeared in some parts of the country, covering gardens and streets with inches of snow. As we head into the holiday season, are you planning on using any homegrown vegetables for your meals? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook what you're growing, harvesting, and cooking this week. My favorite autumn vegetables are the wonderful root vegetables that are available all winter long--not just potatoes, but beets, celery root, turnips, and carrots.

Here are some links to some favorite root vegetable recipes on our sister site

14 Potato Side Dishes
Yams with Ginger and Scallions
Hashed Turnips
Roasted Beets with Garlic-Potato Spread

(By the way, if you're a root vegetable fan like me, consider reading Jane Kramer's article about root vegetables in the November 22, 2010 issue of the New Yorker--lots of interesting history and tips for how to store your root vegetables.)