turnips

weldontx(z 8a TX)December 12, 2012

My turnips look "OK" after the freeze. Will both the turnip and the greens still be good to eat? I need to harvest some kale also. Can I cook turnip greens and kale together?

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tx_ag_95(7/8 Lewisville)

All I can answer is the last question. Yes, you can cook turnip greens and kale together. My mother's recipe for "greens" combines mustard, turnip, and kale greens.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:52AM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

Thanks, Tx ag. I like to cook chard and kale together
and REALLY like chard and spinach cooked together.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 10:00PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

Weldon, I love kale roasted with some olive oil and a little rice vinegar, and sea salt to get kale chips - the best food ever! I roast at 300 degrees for about a half hour and will eat all I roast as soon as they're crispy. Just remove the mid-rib as that wouldn't cook as quickly.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 7:04AM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

I have heard of kale chips. Tried them once, but not impressed. I think this recipe might make them more palatable. I had kale/chard today. I wilt the greens in butter and olive oil, then add natural apple juice (I'm allergic to yeast so can't use apple cider vinegar) and less than a tsp of baking soda. I also squoosh a clove of garlic in the butter/oil mix while it's heating. Good Eating! and healthy....all grown in my flowerbeds.

AND BTW how did we get off turnips?? I have two or three nice ones ready to pull.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:47PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

I bet after the recent cold those turnips will be nice and sweet!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:25PM
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