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The Parsnip Challenge


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The Parsnip Challenge

beagles8mydough | Sep 20, 2012 06:43 PM

Ok, I get most of my veggies from a community shared agriculture program. I pay in and each week I get a batch of fresh organic veggies and the most delicious eggs with the brightest yolks I've ever seen.

Today I got parsnips. Now... I remember not liking them as a kid but I eat other things I didn't like back then. I got them today but I already peeled and chopped one small one into a small pot of soup (spinach, chard, carrots, red potato, tomato and hot italian sausage... and parsnip). I had a bite of one piece so far... and meh, it's ok, nothing to cheer about. I am kind of indifferent with it.

I did a search on here and found more or less what I'd expect... but I want something DELICIOUS, not meh... is this POSSIBLE? I want that one recipe that puts all parsnips everywhere in a state of sheer envy. There has to be one. I mean, it isn't a terrible veggie... not overpowering or stinky. It's just really lacking personality. I want parsnip pizazz!!

But there is a catch: I have been unemployed lately due to severe illness. I am ok and looking for work again but for now, the budget is well.. ok, maybe budget is really not the right word. The ingredients have to be accessible or relatively easy to find and they can't be super-expensive. If parsnips served with pheasant is the bomb, well tough... I can't make that.

Are you up for it?

Gentlemen/women... start your parsnips!!

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