Ah, the Gilfeather. One of my favorite fall peculiarities. I love the way the waxy green leaves look in the garden, and how the plant shrugs off cold, actually getting sweeter after frost. I also love how well they store – under marginal root storage conditions, these will easily keep until next spring. I missed my rutabaga seeding window this season, so these are from the rock star farmers at Upswing Farm.
Originally from Vermont, these light-skinned white-fleshed rutabagas are exceptionally sweet and have a great texture when roasted. For a real treat on a cool fall night, chop into smallish pieces and roast until golden brown.