turnip blast from the past

giant turnip from last year's garden

This giant turnip from last year was almost as big as my head

The weekends have had nice weather lately, and I spent some time in the garden getting it ready for the growing season. Look what I found from last year! I told my wife I was cooking it for dinner just to see her face. I think I should save it for fall and carve it instead of a pumpkin for Halloween!

I enjoy growing turnips more than I enjoy eating them. They can have a strong flavor, sometimes bitter. David Bulman over at Bite Bistro suggested that I try some Tokyo turnips this year. They’re smaller than the turnips I’ve grown in the past, more like the size of a radish. They’re supposed to be sweeter when cooked, with greens that are good for eating, too. I’m looking forward to trying them–the seeds are on my order list for this year.

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About Chef Daniel

I was raised in Asturias–northern Spain–in a family that loves to cook. I have worked in large and small restaurants, food processing operations, and catering and corporate kitchens. I go back to Spain as much as I can to recharge my passion for food and the pleasures of simple things done well.

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