Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Root


Today was "clean out the garden" day. In the vegetable garden, I found treasures I had forgotten about. Decorative gourds (I don't know where these came from...some bird must have left the seed in early spring...), along with japanese turnips and carrots, which I had planted this spring.

The gourds ended up on the dining room table, keeping company with the ones I got last month from Hellerick's farm. The turnips...well, they were a bit bitter, so they ended up in the compost bin.

The carrots ended up here.
Parsley, sage, and fennel, all from my garden, with a little bacon fat from this morning's bacon, and salt. Baked at 375 degrees for an hour, they became this:

A good accompaniment to a roast, a slice of homemade lavash bread, and a glass of pinot noir!