Re: [gardeners] Cooked Turnips!

David G. Smith (
Sat, 02 Jan 1999 18:34:59 -0500

Sounds like my MIL's cooking -- boil any sort of vegetable in a lot of
water with no salt or other seasoning, and put it in a dish long enough
before dinner that it isn't hot when you eat it.  It is truly sad what
happens to nice yellow squash.


>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?