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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
The picked turnip recipe is in Epicurious, too; there are many recipes there and I have not tried tem. These two recipes are basically from my Grandma.
There are many more in Epicurious:
Grandma also made a turnip slaw, just as you would make Cole slaw. It was something like this:
That sounds great, Joan. I love leeks and cannellinis are my favorite bean.
This is from Epicurious and is similar to Grandma Whitehead's recipe.
Leek and Cannellini Bean Soup
ANGELO ACQUISTALAURIE ANNE VANDERMOLEN NOVEMBER 2015 THE MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY TABLE
Daniel, turnips are a delicious vegetable, especially in the early summer when I pull up one, wash it off and take slices with my trustworthy shielded knife and a sprinkle of salt from a shaker I keep for that purpose. I take a small bucket of water from the kitchen faucet so I know it is slug free.
This recipe comes from my Grandma Whitehead
YIELD: Makes 1 quart
Joan, or Randy or anyone else - do you know any good ways to cook turnips? They are in season now.
Ning says there are some Korean methods. There are lots of turnips. I'm leaving them in the ground for a while. I hope the slugs don't eat them.
Maybe just roast with other root crops, and some onions?
I went beyond my experience with late summer seed planting, which is good. My mother used to cook turnips like mashed potatoes. I didn't like them then, probably would now.
Randy, your style of composting matches mine. I have done that for more years than I want to admit. I did an experiment years ago when I cut down corn stocks, piled them up and then started throwing other trimmings on top. I checked the corn stocks a year later and they were almost composted. I left them another year and couldn't tell the corn stocks from the zucchini and squash vines, all turned to black gold..
Any squash I don't eat, I cut open for the birds to feed on at the bird feeder station. By spring, there is nothing identifiable left.
Joan, having strong young people do the work does more than help you. It teaches them how to do something valuable that they did not already know. I know lots of people who send their leaves and trimmings to the recycle center, and buy compost made from trimmings and leaves.
Randy, I'm just as random as you are about it. It's kind of a mess. I have room for the mess. I piled up blackberrry prunings into stacks as high as I am tall, in a hidden edge of my property. They will need 2 years of rain to decompose, but then will be nice compost.
Kathy, Joan is right about the lilacs. I prune them after they bloom, or if I can't wait I try to just prune half of the excess stems, then do the other half after they bloom.
Stubborn Belgian :-) My mom called my dad a stubborn bullheaded German. There is someone who I sometimes call a stubborn bullheaded Chinese guy :-)
Speaking of composting: I have 3 piles in different locations. Unfortunately, I don't leave any one pile alone to do its thing. I keep tossing leaves, grass clippings, etc. on top of each because of convenience, depending on where I am in the yard. I need to remove the top uncomposted layers and shovel out the bottom and spread on the garden. Sounds like a good thing to do today! That and remove tomato plants that died two nights ago in our first freeze of the season.
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