The farmers markets are bursting with all kinds of winter veggies and that means you don't have to settle for the mundane. In fact for all you who like to tread lightly, why not just start at the potatoes and carrots, the purple ones! These veggies have so much effect at the table, adding depth of color and lusciousness. The purple potatoes are purple through and through, that will get someones attention. The carrots on the other hand are a more yellowy color, with a beautiful gradation. Both of these veggies taste as you expect any carrot or potato to taste, but it just adds a bit of interest to the plate. So go crazy and add some color to the fading winter light, and buy local!