Re: [gardeners] Cooked Turnips!

George Shirley (
Sat, 02 Jan 1999 08:45:09 -0600

Well, yeah! I like pickled turnips, made some the other day but I regard
them as the raw variety, not cooked. Here's a partial explanation on why
I don't like turnips and turnip greens nor collards. My mother could
grow those items when nothing else would grow and would serve them at
every meal as long as they lasted. We weren't poor or anything, she was
just "thrifty" as she put it. Really and truly, the only thing good
about my mom's cooking was that it was free! She learned to cook from
her mother who was born in 1862 and learned to cook on a fireplace.
Everything was cooked to pieces, boiled or fried to death, and
unseasoned. Mom was from Oklahoma if that explains anything. But, yeah,
I do like them pickled turnips. Burrrp!


Kay Lancaster wrote:

> Not even Arabic turnip pickles, George?