Every once in a while I find myself bewildered by an item in my CSA. Last week I was puzzled by parsnips. They are awfully funny looking, like weird white carrots with super long tails. They didn't seem too appealing, so it took me a little while to figure out exactly how to use them. I had heard about folks boiling and mashing them along with some potato. I figured once I'd gone that far I might as well put it all on the table and just make pierogies.