Mashed Turnips or Rutabagas

A bowl of mashed rutabagas with a potato mashed in the bowl nest to a stick of butter

If you’re not quite sure how you feel about turnips and rutabagas, try either of them steamed, mashed, slathered in butter, and topped with coarse salt and fresh pepper. If that doesn’t convince you to love these humble root veggies, here are three more reasons:   They’re a rugged and resourceful veggie. Both rutabagas and […]

Curry Lentil Soup

A white bowl of a thick lentil soup next to a loaf of crusty bread.

This recipe is a great option when your vegetable supply is low. Have you heard the term “languishing” to describe our mental health during the pandemic? When I looked at the four homely sweet potatoes in my produce basket, “languishing” seemed like the right word to describe them. Definitely time to make soup! As with […]

Rutabaga

rutabaga

Rutabaga Veggie Type: Root, cruciferous  Season: Harvested in the fall but sold most of the year  Peak months: August-November Uses: Rutabagas most resembles a root vegetable, but they’re actually a cross between a wild cabbage and turnip.  Typically, they’re sweet and mild but have a little bit of a sharp flavor like a turnip. How […]