Don't be afraid of the prunes they add wonderful flavor to the parsnips and onions When you are adding the parsnips take time to arrange them in an attractive desgn - don't just dump them in. Make sure that you have a double layer of parsnips on the top as they shrink and tend to curl a bit
This is a very attractive salad to put out on a corner of a buffet - Have either individual servings or one large platter. If it will sit for a period of time have the dressing on the side. Beautiful for a Christmas feast but good any time. I like the salad well chilled and the dressing at room temperature
Jicama salads are so refreshing and crunchy. When you buy a jicama be sure it has a firm smooth light brown peel, no wrinkles or mold spots. When you cut into it the flesh should be very white. Peel deep enough that the brown outer peel and the coarse (like woven linen)inner peel comes off too. They are very easy to peel and cut. I like to serve this very cold but it is fine at room temperature too.
The recipe originated at Burg Windeck, a medieval mountaintop castle south of Baden Baden - I am not sure how it came to be in my cookbook but I can assure you that it is wonderful! Serve this for Brunch, Lunch, as an entree or appetizer. Prep time does not include the 30 minute rest before serving
These potatoes are a treat! I like them with chicken or burgers. Substitute peeled sweet Potatoes and follow the same recipe. I use my baking stone (covered with a piece of parchment paper). It seems to give a special crunch to the potatoes I say it serves 4 but if you love potatoes it may only serve 2