Friday, April 27, 2018

Parsnips & Asparagus - My Favorite Spring Veggies (RECIPES)

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PARSNIPS & ASPARAGUS - My Favorite Spring Veggies


Today I am featuring two of my favorite Spring vegetables: Asparagus & Parsnips.  I will be sharing some of my recipes & some growing/harvesting tips.

ASPARAGUS
Health benefits - Asparagus is full of vitamins A, C, E, & K, it is also a good source of fiber, it contains chromium (which is a mineral that is good for insulin & therefore helps against Diabetes).  (I am not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
Growing Tips & More - Asparagus is fairly easy to grow, although you do need a little patience at first because it will take at least 2 years before you can begin harvesting.  Click the following titles to view the entire post on these tips:
Growing Asparagus - Spring to Winter
The Basics - Preparing Asparagus for Cooking
Freezing Asparagus
Recipes - Again, please click on each title to view the entire post:
Lemon Asparagus Chicken
Lemon Asparagus Chicken by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 010_zps24a62454.jpg


Ham, Asparagus & Potato Pancake Stacker




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PARSNIPS
Health benefits - Parsnips are high in fiber, vitamin C, folate & potassium.  The great thing about parsnips is that even though they taste very sweet, they actually contain no sugar which means that they will not change your blood sugar levels that much.  (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
Growing Tips & More - Growing parsnips is so much fun!  Especially when it comes time to harvest - Just like with any root crop, harvesting is like digging for buried treasure.  We winter over our parsnips by mulching them & then they are the first garden fresh vegetable in the Spring season (they become much sweeter when they are allowed to stay in the soil until Spring).
Click the following titles to view the entire post on these tips:
Parsnips - A Unique Flavor & Gardening Tips
Larger Than Feet Parsnips
Recipes - Again, please click on each title to view the entire post:

Orange Parsnip Cake by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 008_zpse649f4b0.jpg

Springtime Chicken Pot Pie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 011_zps31ba15c2.jpg
Jam-In Lemon Parsnip Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 009_zps33380fc9.jpg

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  1. So many recipes for parsnips! Thank you. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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