Saturday, February 25, 2012

Google Me Rutabaga

We belong to a produce co-op.  Each time I pick up a box, I wonder just what culinary delights we will enjoy that week.  Among other things in this week's box, I found these:


On the right, you see a rutabaga of average size, while on the left, a rutabaga that is trying to be a basketball!  When I've used rutabagas in the past, I've just added them to other winter vegetables in a vegetable bake or stir-fry.  I think this time I'm going to have to come up with a recipe that uses massive amounts of rutabaga.  If any of you have any tried-and-true, family-favorite rutabaga recipes, let me know!

One thing I like about the produce co-op is the ability to purchase bulk quantities of items for canning.  A couple of weeks ago, I was able to buy apples that were cosmetic seconds. 


They might have been ugly apples, but they cooked up nicely into applesauce.

Thankful thought: Thanks for farmers.  Thanks also to Mom, who taught a not-so-enthused helper how to preserve fruits and vegetables.  (In retrospect, we probably should have pitted the 100 pounds of cherries that summer!)

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