- Oct 10, 1999
Same here, basically a sweet turnip, which I like. 'Smashed nips' or adding them to a roasting medley or stew was common when I was kid. Still grows veg likes she's feeding several families.I've had it as chips. It's just root vegetable. I would eat it if it was more widely available.
I have never knowingly eaten one in my life but it's going on my shopping list right now, on your recommendation. Thank you.
Sliced raw rutabagas in salad? Is that a thing?They are great in pasties I guess.
Otherwise it's a radish for me as they are great in salads for a nice crunchy spice.
Mushrooms are great (love 'em fried) - but no way would I ever try and forage for 'wild' ones. Heard far too many stories of people getting that wrong and fatally poisoning themselves.Sliced raw rutabagas in salad? Is that a thing?
Mushrooms are underrated by many. My local indy supermarket features untold varieties, most of which I know nothing about. I put some maybe 15 year old Shiitake mushrooms in my teriyaki and broccoli yesterday, it was a nice touch (wash and then soak the dried mushrooms in boiled water til soft and slice). A Chinese woman turned me onto Shiitakes them decades ago.
I used to forage wild mushrooms with the help of Mushroom's Demystified by David Agora, which focuses on fungi that grow in my region.
I have been making very delicious (and easy) cream of mushroom soup from the Shaggy Parasols that grew at the periphery of my compost pile until about a week ago. They've stopped forcing up mushrooms.