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Valley Bounty: Root vegetables


Looking for simple, tasty and local snacks for this weekend’s gatherings? French fries are surprisingly easy to make from scratch. For the old standby: cut local potatoes into strips, toss with oil and salt and bake in a hot oven until crispy brown on the outside and soft on the inside. Add paprika for mild fries, and chili or garlic for spice. Don’t stop at potatoes: try making fries with rutabaga, parsnip, sweet potatoes and butternut squash fries. Serve a fry medley to enjoy the full complement of sweet winter flavors.

Valley Bounty by Kristen Wilmer of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA). Visit CISA’s website, www.buylocalfood.org, for recipes and local root vegetable sources.

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