Saturday, January 29, 2011

Parsnip, part two...

Eliza suggested that I could 'get some dual usage' out of the post on parsnips by sending it to her 'How to find great plants' carnival..
Well, happy as I am to be asked, I don't think I can make the deadline this time...
Anyway, am putting up some new shots of the root...
The neighbor we gave a parsnip to is a painter...
Each time we give her something (mimosa, beans, etc.), she draws them...
And then, comes the 'thank you' postcard with the drawing on it... 

Each weekend, I harvest one parsnip...
This one, harvested last weekend, weighed about 450 grams...
Was quite intrigued with all the little roots around the main root...

My wifey Y boiled the parsnip until it was soft...
Salad it was, mixed with squid, red peppers, avocado, lettuce, vinegar, and black pepper...

Today was freezing cold, at least according to my standards...
Still, out into the potager I went...
And woah, a 'mini monster' weighing at about 680 grams...

This time, yours truly cleaned and chopped up the root...
Under the supervision of my missus of course...
We then boiled it for about 40 minutes...
We take the 'soup' too, and it tasted sweet...
The above dish is a mixture of pickled red turnips, broccoli, avocado, roman lettuce, and parsnip graced with a concotion of miso, vinegar, garlic, and sesame seed...