Roasting Winter Veggies

Wedges of potatoes, carrots, and parsnips roasted on a baking sheet

The first winter I was a member of a CSA, I was overwhelmed by the number of root vegetables I received. I learned to make a few family favorites like Beet Salad and Kohlrabi Bake, but I worried I wouldn’t be able to use all the winter veggies I was getting, especially on busy weeknights. […]

Purple Potato

purple potatoes

Purple Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Late summer-fall, stored through the winter Peak months: Peak harvest August-September Uses: Purple potatoes are loaded with antioxidants and taste nearly identical to other potatoes, making them a healthy and colorful alternative. To identify your potatoes, remember that purple potatoes have purple skin and flesh, unlike red potatoes, which […]

Sweet Potato

sweet potato

Sweet Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Typically available year-round Peak months: Peak harvest months around August-October Uses: Sweet potatoes are the darlings of the vegetable world. Sweet as candy and packed with nutrients, they also have the advantage of being quick and easy to prepare. You can grill them or cook them in the microwave […]

Potato

Potatoes Veggie Type: Root Season: Summer, but potatoes store well and taste great in the winter Peak months: Peak harvest months are July-September Uses: Potatoes are extremely versatile. They can be boiled, baked, roasted, grilled or fried, and they complement a variety of spices and flavors. Potatoes fall into three basic categories:  waxy (thin-skinned), starchy or all-purpose. Waxy […]