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Old January 13, 2009   #1
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Default Rutabagas!

I have loved this root crop since I was a wee child.

I planted a whole row of them this year and wonder if any of you guys grow them.
It will be my first year growing them along with Turnips

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Old January 13, 2009   #2
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I have never even tried a rutabaga before.... what do they taste like? I finally got around to trying parsnips not too long ago, I really liked them. Maybe rutabagas should be next on my "to try" list.

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Old January 13, 2009   #3
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If you like parsnips you will like rutabagas.
There very popular in Sweden Norway and Finland.
They are sweeter than a turnip.
The things are pretty expensive in the stores here and are always covered in wax.
Rutabagas, mustard greens with ham hock a bowl of good beans, pan fried chicken with gravy.
You just cant get food like that in a restaurant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga


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Old January 13, 2009   #4
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have never had rutabaga, turnips or 'okra'!I got free pack of okra seed from the KY gal who GaryV recommended and don't know a thing about it. Anyone grow okra? Worth(no pun intended) it?

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Old January 13, 2009   #5
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One of my favorite ways to eat them.

Rutabagas and carrots cooked together then mashed with butter. Serve this with mashed potatoes corn on the cob Yorkshire pudding roast beef and gravy.

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Here you go on the okra Duane.
http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=9460

You will find the Rutabagas next to the Turnips at the store.
You really should try them there very healthy.

"""One of my favorite ways to eat them.

Rutabagas and carrots cooked together then mashed with butter. Serve this with mashed potatoes corn on the cob Yorkshire pudding roast beef and gravy."""

Hill60

Hill60 that sounds great.

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What not even turnips!!!!

I just went back and saw that.

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Worth,

Just tried rutabagas last year and really like 'em. I bought seeds for Wilhelms Burger to grow this year - yellow flesh with green top. I figured I could get a purple top at the store so why not try something new? I've never tried a parsnip. I guess they'd just taste like a bland carrot?
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Duane,

I don't know anything about growing Okra, but Maria at Blue Ribbon Tomatoes mentioned eating Okra raw out of the garden for breakfast. Okra doesn't seem like it would be tasty raw, but who knows?
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Worth,

Just tried rutabagas last year and really like 'em. I bought seeds for Wilhelms Burger to grow this year - yellow flesh with green top. I figured I could get a purple top at the store so why not try something new? I've never tried a parsnip. I guess they'd just taste like a bland carrot?
Parsnips don't taste anything like a carrot, nothing at all, you cant even eat them raw.

You simply have to try them.

I eat raw okra too but not many of us do.

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Okay, I'll try parsnips. Any suggestions on the best dish to try them in?

I don't eat raw okra, but I can't resist raw green beans. It must be a family thing, because I remember my sister walking out to my garden (back in Oregon) and munching on the pole beans.
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Everyone in our family LOVES rutabagas and I grow quite a lot of them. They are especially good when touched by light frost...

I still have quite a few in the garden under that snow we've got over Christmas .

Fresh slices of rutabagas with a bit of salt, left for a few minutes so the juice starts to come out... Yummy! ...Or fresh rutabaga slices with honey... Mmmm... I am with you Worth!

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To-nights' veg with our dinner rutabaga, carrots, sweet potato, beets, parsnip, onion all put in the same pan. Sprinkled the vegetables with some olive oil and baked.

Mustard greens and Okra are going to have go on the list of new things to try.

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Old January 14, 2009   #14
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I have to confess I, like duane have not had these veggies. .
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Worth and Hill60 - next time you mash up your turnips with butter, add just a smidgen of freshly grated nutmeg...
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