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Friday, June 3, 2011

Root Vegetables and Fresh Turmeric!

I made these root vegetables on the stove top when I made the chicken in the French oven. I could of thrown them all in the same pot, but I decided not to crowd the chicken this time. I tossed in a little olive oil, and used my fine herbes blend that goes so well with vegetables, sea salt pepper and garlic, and some fresh rosemary from my garden. The root veggies are parsnips, carrots, little red and white potatoes, and shallots...

When I was up in Michigan for my nieces wedding I found some fresh turmeric in this market near my mom's house. I was so thrilled I brought some home. I planted some in a pot and some in the garden...

...I will let you know if it grows like the ginger that I planted. I read that turmeric has a lot of health benefits, and the difference from the dried powdered is remarkable. I hope you get to try it.

I thought I would try it with the root veggies, how pretty the color it is when it's peeled. So I just grated a little and added it to all these root vegetables when it was cooking. Finished in the oven until all was fork tender.

I could enjoy this anytime of year.

Have any of you used fresh turmeric before? I would love to hear your ideas on how you use it!