Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mapril - Day Two

Let's face it, maple makes most things better. For instance, take the lowly parsnip.

lowly parsnip

Not much to look at is it? A cross between a carrot and a turnip. The Romans considered them to be an aphrodisiac. Which is why Nigella Lawson has a Maple Roasted Parsnip recipe.

Pot of parnips

Some parsnips, some maple syrup, some time spent in the oven and Voila...

finished parsnips

...Maple goodness.

16 comments:

froggy said...

One of our Thanksgiving traditions is Mystery Pie - every year I try something new and rather different. One of the spectacular failures, and still in first place, is parsnip pie.

I shoulda added maple syrup!

Big Shamu said...

Now ya know. Thank Mapril.

Buzz Kill said...

Tose kind of look like candied sweet potatoes. But I don't see any bacon. Served on the side I guess.

I really envy your picture taking ability.

Big Shamu said...

Thanks Buzz, if anything you should envy my light.

MakingSpace said...

That's really beautiful - I was in fact wondering about your light, asamatteroffact!!!

I've never tasted a parsnip - do they taste like carrots?

Big Shamu said...

No, taste more like a sweeter turnip.

MakingSpace said...

Ah. Don't believe I've ever had a turnip either...

Big Shamu said...

Heavy heavy sigh.....

I see it's time to give you homework on the vegetable world.

MakingSpace said...

LOL

I never thought of parsnips or turnips as veggies 101. Haha More like exotic creatures from far away northern climes. ha

Dani said...

MS and The Sweeties need a big garden so they can try out all the veggies.

Love that last picture. Such soft beautiful light.

Big Shamu said...

I'm thinking it's going to take more than a big garden to convince the sweeties to even try some veggies. Perhaps pink and purple veggies.

MakingSpace said...

True, Shamsters. And yet they love broccoli...

MakingSpace said...

I would just like to report that while The Sweeties did not try their first parsnips today, they just finished eating their weight in broccoli. So the moral of the story is any post about veggies is good for my children. Ha.

Dani said...

Go Sweeties!

Susan said...

We heart parsnips. Roasted with chunks of carrots, sweet potatoes & uh huh a drizzle or two of Mapril syrup. Saps runnin' here in Nova Scotia - there's a package loomin' ... just sayin' xoxo Missy D

Big Shamu said...

Thank goodness because I'm going to need it after the Eleven Days of Mapril.