Winter Vegetable Recipes
In wintertime, the farmer's markets are quiet and the garden is set to rest until spring. If you eat according to the seasons and lean on your local bounty, winter means plenty of storage crops. For this reason, winter vegetable recipes lean heavily on potatoes, sturdy cabbages, onions, garlic, squash, and other vegetables that can last all season long.
With care and good storage, these vegetables can last from fall through winter and into the early spring. Unlike the light flavors of spring and the bright flavors of summer, you'll find that winter vegetables are earthy, sweet, and intensely satiating.
Potatoes are versatile, and you can bring out their flavor by roasting them, boiling them, or turning them into a mash. While cabbages, which store well all season long, are perfect for making sauerkraut, roasting, or turning into simple slaws.
Similarly, alliums such as garlic and onions store well for use all winter long. You can roast them, sauté them, or turn them into a soup depending on your mood.