Turnips!

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Turnips!

Post: #264248 prison break fan
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:17 am

Yesterday a - kind?- neighbour gave me loads of turnips. I would be very grateful if anyone has a good recipe for making them tasty! I can't waste them! Thanks in advance, pbf.

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264250 Green Aura
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:24 am

Sorry pbf we've come to the conclusion that we don't like turnips enough to grow them next year - all the recipes we tried tasted of mud (and yes we did wash them thoroughly).

Although we have made some rather tasty, and extremely easy, pickled greens with their leaves.
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264255 prison break fan
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:20 am

Maggie, I feel the same, thats why I don't grow them. I suspect people grow them because they are an easy crop! I don't feel I can compost all of them though. pbf.

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Post: #264260 Mustardseedmama
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:21 pm

Do they freeze well? I'd probably clean, chop, and blanch them, and then freeze them on trays, then put into freezer bags. That way you could sneak them into soups or casseroles (I practice guerilla nutrition on my sweetie this way with zuchinni, etc--a Vitamix helps with this too!). I'm with you--can't waste them. Food is too precious.
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264262 prison break fan
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:27 pm

I think freezing is worth a try, then I can throw them away next year!!! pbf.

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264269 prison break fan
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Susie they are the white ones, and I am halfway through getting them ready for the freezer, I can't bring myself to compost them yet! I did think of asking MKG if he has a wine recipe! I find neighbours only give you what they don't want, bless em! pbf.

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264272 Green Aura
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:45 pm

Mud wine :pukeright: :lol:
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264273 Green Aura
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:48 pm

It would appear there is a recipe

http://www.turniprecipes.co.uk/turnip-wine-recipes/
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264277 oldjerry
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:59 pm

If you boil them and then cool and mash,your pig will love them..........but they do give them wind........

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264280 Zech
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:19 pm

I tried growing some last year, because I had free seeds, and thought I might put them in Cornish pasties. I never got that far, though, because the slugs had 'em first. Slug traps?
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264287 oldjerry
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:53 pm

Zech wrote:I tried growing some last year, because I had free seeds, and thought I might put them in Cornish pasties. I never got that far, though, because the slugs had 'em first. Slug traps?




That would be an English pasty!

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264310 prison break fan
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Maggie thanks for recipe, I am hoping for some more kind neighbours now! It sounds quite simple so I really might give it a go, but don't tell MKG! pbf.

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264316 Odsox
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:20 pm

I've been growing Melon Turnips for 3 years now.
They grow like turnips (easy), they look like turnips, they get attacked by flea beetle like turnips, but taste nothing like turnips.
According to the seed catalogue they are supposed to taste like melons, but you have to have a real good imagination, however if you eat them raw (which is the only way we have eaten them) they are sweet, juicy, taste vaguely like radish and go very well in salads.
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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264332 Broad Bean
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:03 pm

I like turnips, usually eat them steamed with carrots or roasted in the oven with other veggies, maybe drizzled with chilli oil

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Re: Turnips!

Post: #264443 patR
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:49 pm

steamed or boiled in little water with equal amount of carrots, drain, mash and season with lashings of butter, black pepper and a dash of double cream...
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