If my mother hadn't had the habit of adding sugar to certain things, I probably would never have liked turnips. They have a little sweet taste all their own, but not enough to make up for their smell and strange taste. Mother made a white sauce to put them in, and added sugar.
Turnips are best planted in late July or August and can be picked when they're big enough. You have to harvest them before there's a freeze. Many people eat turnips raw. They are related to cabbage, kale, and broccoli.
My biggest turnips weigh just under one pound. I brought two of them in yesterday to have for my breakfast. Cliff doesn't like them at all, but in turnip season I eat a lot of them. I tried for years to make my cooked turnips taste like my mom's, and got pretty close, but not quite. I googled recipes for turnips and finally found one that was similar to what I ate as a kid: Thanksgiving turnips, on allrecipes.com.
I had a big bowl full of cubed turnips for breakfast this morning. My mom didn't cube them, she sliced them like you do potatoes, before you fry them; I think I prefer her method, and will slice them next time.
Turnips have vitamin C, calcium, Vitamin K, potassium, folate, and antioxidants. They are low in calories and high in fiber. And "just a little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down".
Turnips have been grown for over 4,000 years. They were a staple food in Europe during the middle ages, and arrived in America with the early European settlers.
From the garden
Oh, and by the way, I got signed in to my blog on Google Chrome again, in my comment section. When I looked down at the comments on yesterday's blog and started to answer one of them, I noticed the drop-down thing where I could sign in with my Google account. Silly me. Sure enough, when I did that, I went back to my blog and saw I was still logged in. Yay! But will I remember what to do if it happens again? Probably not.