😎 I usually think of turnips as more of a winter vegetable, but last week I received a bunch of small, sweet, turnips and they were quite good eaten raw and sliced thinly onto a salad. 🥗
🌰 Turnips originally come from Russia, Siberia and the Scandanavian península. They are a member of the cabbage family and has round or top shaped roots, white skin with purplish or greenish crowns, and thin, green, hairy leaves.
🌰 They flourish in poor soils and keep well, making them traditionally popular with the poor. However, it’s valuable for its nutrients and medicinal and healthful qualities.
🌰 Raw turnips have a tangy flavor similar to a mild radish but are sweet when cooked. The root is high in Vitamin C.
🎉 🎉 I learned so much about the health benefits of lettuce when researching this post!
🥗 I really thought that I was going to be writing about the fiber in lettuce, but there is so much more!
🥗 Lettuce is one of the most valuable healing foods because of it's high organic water content.
🥗 Lettuce also has nearly all the necessary vitamins.
🌿In California, we get our young nettle shoots in the early spring, but I know places where it's rainier, that get them for a longer period of time.
🌿 Nettles are mostly known for their needle like hairs that can easily penetrate the skin, which is the reasoning behind why they are called stinging nettles.
🌿 The stinging property of the nettle goes away when submerged in boiling water for a few seconds.
🌿 Nettles are known for a number of health benefits.
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.