A Giant Turnip

I went to the garden yesterday and Becky gave me a turnip that came out of my new garden.  She said it should be good for a couple of meals.  Yay!

Um, how do you cook it?

She gave me a couple of options and I’m thinking of dividing  the thing up and trying them all.

When I picked it up, it was very heavy.  It made me think, isn’t there a folk tale about an old couple and a turnip?  Some of those tales have wishes ill spent and sausages on the nose.

I decided to proceed with caution.

Imagine my relief when I looked up the tale. It is about how it takes the man, wife, granddaughter, and several animals to pull the thing out of the ground.  I’d say that one would provide more than a couple of meals.

In the mean time, I’ll enjoy the one I have.


A Giant Turnip

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  • catterel  On April 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    In our part of Switzerland, the kids use that kind of turnip, hollowed out and carved, as lanterns in a procession in November – I posted about it in http://catterel.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/here-come-the-turnips/. Not a very useful suggestion to you at the moment, though!

    • nothousebound  On April 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      That is good to know. We are working on plans for a labyrinth, we could use turnips as candle holders for a night time event. I cut this one into 4 pieces and tried cooking each piece a different way. I have found I like turnips!

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