behold the parsnip. the rutabaga. the ruffled green beauty that is kale, and the succulent stalk of asparagus! where is the joy in eating green beans, mushy peas, and flavorless carrots from a can? let this thread celebrate our favorite fresh vegetables, so underappreciated! for example, i love parsnips. in the fall and winter i roast them with carrots and apples, or put them in stews. in the spring, the last of these over-wintered roots go into stir-fries with fresh asian greens from the CSA. now you sing the praises of your favorite veggie!