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November 28, 2008



The sweet potato/yam information must be spreading because while I know that we don't have real yams in this country, enough people still think we do that I still say yam (and also because that's what I knew them as growing up) but now people are starting to correct me and I'm getting annoyed enough that I am going to call them sweet potatoes now.

So rejoice! Change is underfoot!

I had parsnips last year from my farmer's market and I didn't love them. They were alright but not as good as the carrots. I like turnips but not generally on their own.

Perhaps I will give parsnips another go this season.


I do believe the Gardening Gal Trio weeded those abundant 'nips! Hmmm........It's a tiny bit possible that parsnips could be cajoled into being substitutes for "frites" with our favorite Belgian moules ( mussels)dishes.

Now turnips, Kathy F--I love the young, small ones, eaten like apples, too--overcast, chilly NM today may incite me to roast the larger turnips as you suggest. Glad to know t's are making a comeback across the pond.


I agree, Auntie...parsnips are a wonderful thing! We had some cut into "sticks", tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme, and roasted as a part of The Feast. We had great parsnips and carrots this season, in spite of the weather!


Even better than parsnips--turnips. I had some roasted last night with carrots--three of each. Three tablespoons each of olive oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup for a basting liquid.

Turnips are enjoying a comeback in the world of food fashion, I hear.

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