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A Turnips Turn, by Darya Mead, Well Kiddos’ mom, writer and editor

Posted on March 27th, 2012 by Manu

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/post406/

Turnips are not the sexiest vegetable and often a symbol in kids’ literature of poverty and hard times. The bulbous root vegetable is cheap, filling and many think bland… I beg to differ.

Now, they are sometimes called rutabagas and the white and purple hued exterior I find quite pleasing to look at.

Sometimes used as livestock fodder, I find turnips quite useful for stews and soups, roasted with other root vegetables or my favorite: in thin slices, raw on sandwiches or in salads!

A Swedish friend suggested this and after some nose scrunching and moans, my kids actually liked it as a crudités… oh and the greens are good for sautéing or salads!

Here’s a yummy salad recipe and accompanying article from the New York Times to get your taste buds tantalized!

 

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