Friday, April 24, 2009

Roasted Root Veggies & Maple Syrup

We're still in root-eating season here in the North, and after a whole winter of them, it can get a tad bit boring. However, we are also at the tail-end of maple syrup season, and my friend came to the rescue with a gift of a bottle of luverly maple syrup from her sugar bush!

Here's a recipe that other Northern locavores might want to give a try.

Roasted Veggies & Maple Syrup
3 Russet Potatoes
2 Large Carrots
2 Large Parsnips
1/2 a Rutabaga
4 Shallots
Olive Oil (as much as needed)
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
Dried Mint (to taste)
Dried Sage (to taste)
Freshly-ground Pepper (to taste)

Roast in the oven at 350 for about one hour.

It's great with a couple of scrambled eggs and mint tea!




The Om Intention said...

As a huge fan of real maple syrup, that sounds fabulous!

quirkyknitgirl said...

Oooh, that sounds yummy! It's a little past root veggie season here, but I'm definitely filing that one away for next year.

Medusae said...

Gods! That looks SO good. I'm going to have to try it! I might look for a replacement for the rutabaga though. I am morally against the slaughter of rutabagas. Yes....
Especially if they have to go in my mouth.

You're lucky to have a friend with a sugar bush! It's like having a doctor in the family - very desirable! ^.^

nefaeria said...

Om Intention: Thanks! If you *really* like maple syrup, you could always drizzle on a little more just before eating it! ;)

quirkyknitgirl: Thanks! I hope you enjoy it when it’s seasonal to do so! :)

Medusae: Lol. Yes, rutabagas are an acquired taste, and when eaten 'as is' I always thought since childhood that they ‘taste like a root cellar’. With some help though, they are pretty tasty! ;)

It’s awesome to know someone with a sugar bush, and hopefully next year I can go out and learn how to tap and make it! Do you have any sugar bushes down in your area?

Anonymous said...

oh yum!

nefaeria said...

Thanks! :)

perma_culture said...

This looks pretty tastey =^)