...and it was an accident!
I marinated one of our pork roasts in a steak sauce that I'd bottled from our plums. We had mashed turnips from the garden, fresh beets, and green onions and grilled onions to put on the meat or mix in with the turnips. If you add in the milk that my husband drank, it became a Two Mile Meal, since we get our cow milk from a wonderful farmer down the road. I didn't realize until we began eating that we had a meal in front of us that was as local as it comes.
The only beets I've ever had have been canned beets that my mom bought from the store. Mushy, tasteless lumps that I had to eat to be excused from the table. Fresh beets are so very different. My husband's always liked beets and I couldn't understood why until now.
I've never eaten turnips before - ever. I really, really liked them. I may even prefer mashed turnips to mashed potatoes. The flavor is more robust. Do you have any good turnip recipes you can pass on to me? I'm planting more turnips next year.