Autumn is usually a time to feast on root vegetables and squashes, thoses lovely oven bakes, pies and mashes that include Sweet Potatoe, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin and Beetroot.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love these vegetables, and the warmth that they bring on a fresh Autumn day. But I feel as a result some vegetables get left out of the converstaion. So for the sake of being equal and fair I have decided to pick out some of Octobers bounty that doesnt seem to get as much air time.
For me the ultimate addition to a slow roasted veg mix is Celeriac, whislt it may like an ugly sort of vegetable it certainly packs a punch in the flavour deparment and is certainly worth playing around with. Personally I love Celeriac mash. But if you fancy something a bit more exotic – why not try Celeriac Fries or Celeriac and Beet Salad.
Then comes Fennel, not the sort of vegetable to expect to find in an Autumn vegetable line up – frankly the poor old Fennel is too green- but boy does it add flavour. I love fennel in fish stew – you can find my recipe here. But if you are feeling more adventurous what about trying it in a salad?
Then finally the Artichoke. I have added the Artichoke because personally I have always overlooked it. I have never cooked with Artichoke and hardly ever eaten it. But I think it is time to change. So I have decided my goal for this Autumn is to finally give the good old Artichoke the run out it deserves. Here are a few of the recipes I am tempted to try.