The Wonderful World of Alliums

Roasted Turnips, Shallots and Garlic with Rosemary


This recipe is from Cooks Illustrated and was carefully developed to make it come out perfectly. You need high, dry heat and a low-sided roasting pan that is large enough to accommodate the vegetables
without crowding. You also need some fat. A number of types work well in our roasted turnips recipe. For a light, crisp crust choose vegetable oil; for flavor, olive oil or butter. A combination of butter and oil browns better than butter alone but not as well as oil alone.


Simple Roasted Cauliflower

Bok Choy Stir Fry


1 pound baby bok choy
1 1/3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or peanut oil
1–2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced
3 tablespoons broth or water (or 2 tablespoons broth or water, plus 1 tablespoon wine)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon tamari (soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Herb-Roasted Rutabaga

Granny Was Right


Surely you experienced it. Maybe you remember it fondly. Maybe it got on your nerves. But at some point during your childhood, chances are your grandmother—or Grammy, Gramma, Nana, Nonna, Bubby, or simply G-ma—used a remedy that didn’t come from a medicine cabinet to “cure” your cold.

Garlic Dill New Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

1 pound of new potatoes, cut into eighths
2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt


Chinese Eggplant With Garlic Sauce


Recipe courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

1 lb eggplant, whole (any variety will work, but rounder varieties can be easier to use)
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of   1/2 lemon
salt to taste