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How low can you go? Snow and ice and cancelled school.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Daffodil Days

Beezly Bunny
Hennrietta


The New Pope, in our backyard!

Kayli in the daffodils

Peas are planted!

Our reading spot

First bare feet of the season
We've been ill for the last week-- off stomachs, achy, deep coughs, froggy voices-- but I feel better when I am outside, poking around in the yard. This is what I saw, last Friday, as I trimmed out the vegetable gardens.



Root Vegetable Gratin--adapted from the Tassahara Cookbook

This recipe is clearly adaptable for all sorts of vegetables! The recipe called for celery root, instead of parsnip, but, we had parsnips. I think it would also be lovely with leeks or onions, carrots, probably NOT beets, but most other roots. It is clearly comfort food and perfect for a week when nothing tastes good, not even chocolate.

Equal proportions of potatoes, fennel bulb, and parsnips, diced or sliced. Layer by vegetable in a covered casserole dish, sprinkling a sliced garlic clove, salt and pepper, and olive oil over each layer (3-4 garlic cloves, total!). Cover. Bake until tender. Eat. Make again next week.

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