All three appeared on the buffet table at John and Bryony Simons' Christmas Eve wedding reception.
Adapted from Miss Beecher’s domestic receiptbook: designed as a supplement to her Treatise on domestic economy
Take off the outer leaves of a cabbage, cut the stalky part in quarters, down to the center, put it in boiling, salted water, and boil from half an hour to an hour. Cabbages, like turnips, must have a good deal of water, or they will taste strong.
The neck part of the winter squash is best; cut it into slices, peel it, boil it in salted water till tender, then drain off the water, and serve it without mashing, or, if preferred, wring it and season it with butter and salt.
Boiled Parsnips and Carrots
From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"
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