Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turnips and Cabbage and Watermelon, oh my.

Every time we go to the farm, the kids immediately run to the barn, the cooler or out to the field for a turnip. They peel and eat several. I prefer them roasted.

In French, "mon petit chou" is an endearment. "Chou" means cabbage. I hear Nicolas' mom and his siblings say "chou-chou" often. Here's my big Chou with a bodacious head (of cabbage).

The farm has about a thousand pounds of watermelon radish right now.
They are much prettier opened up. We love them in salad.


Angie said...

Kids eating turnips right out of the ground....a family after my own heart:)

Great pictures, as usual.

Kimba said...

Those turnips rawk! I think I <3 them.

Jesse and Gillen are correct, they should be eaten raw (though I would love to try them roasted). It was wonderful seeing you all yesterday!

piscesgrrl said...

Wow, such lovely produce you have!

I had to laugh at your comment on my blog about us never going to a wedding together. The kids would be hanging from the chandeliers! And worse, we'd probably be cheering them on. LOL (Ok, not really, but...)

EC said...

Watermelon radish is beautiful! I had never seen or heard of it before. And turnips? I don't think I've ever eaten one of those, raw or cooked!

What do they taste like?

Madeline said...

Evie, they are sweet and crunchy and...turnip. Roasted, especially the little ones, they are particularly sweet.

Rachel said...

I love these pictures, especially the first one of Jesse and Gillen. The sun shining there is warming my heart, here where it has been decidedly dark the last few days. And those watermelon radishes...I love how humble they are on the outside and how totally gorgeous they are inside.