Make Parsnips the star of Winter

Parsnips Recipe

Make Parsnips the star of Winter

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Make Parsnips the star of Winter in these recipes

Canada’s winter is long and cold so is the ideal time to get experimental in the kitchen.  Parsnips, due to the chilly temperatures, are now in season in the Okanagan so why not try out different ways to use this sweet root vegetable?

Parsnips are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C!  This means that there are so many health benefits that come with eating them.  Why not take a look at some of these recipe suggestions below?

The suggestion to make a parsnip bruschetta almost seems bizarre to those of us that have visions of the traditional mozzarella, basil and tomato type dish. However we urge you to try this.  Parsnip puree (made with sea salt, garlic and butter) served with rocket leaves and parmesan shavings on a warm ciabatta roll… Does it really get better than that? Check out the full recipe on .

Now most of us probably already know how to make roast parsnips (or think we do!), but no-one does it better than Jamie Oliver! Check out his suggestions for cooking the ultimate honey roast parsnips. If you’re not a fan of honey, then he also mentions how adding parmesan and flour can really crunch those parsnips up! Please visit for more information on these variations.

You might not think that parsnips are a dessert item, but they really can be! Because of their sweeter taste, parsnips go well with spices such as cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg – add these together with flour, eggs, sugar and (another surprising ingredient) butternut squash to make a rather delicious winter dessert. To look up the official recipe and ingredients list, please check out this link via – we fully recommend.


These mouthwatering recipes are sure to get you inspired in the kitchen! The question is: which one will you try first?

For other recipe recommendations, please check out our related blog posts here.  We love to see our guests getting creative in the kitchen – send us a photo on Facebook or shoot us a comment below so that we can see how you are spending your winter days!

If you’re already thinking of summer, then don’t forget to contact our reservations line on +1-888-226-5566 to book your cottage vacation at La Casa Cottages – we’d love to have you!


Written by Hannah Poaros

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