Parsnip harvest…

The parsnips are ready for harvest…
I bought the seeds from Cairns last year…
This ‘three-legged’ one weighed 255 grams…
The first two that I harvested a few days ago weighed about 200 grams…
This vegetable is called ‘shiro-ninjin’ (literally, white carrot) in Japan…
Supermarkets here do not sell them, so it is somewhat a novelty veggie…
We gave one parsnip to a neighbor and they were quite excited to try it out…
I read that parsnips become sweeter after they experience a frost or two…
We had it with chicken broth and indeed, they do taste quite sweet…
Hmm, may I say that it has a taste and texture between the potato and the sweet potato?

Talking of (kind) neighbors, I was pruning the hedge this afternoon when one came a-calling with a two ton truckload full of logs…
Was pleasantly surprised that he offered to give us these logs (as firewood) for our soon-to-be-installed wood stove…

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8 Responses to Parsnip harvest…

  1. I have just gave a taste of this vegetable to my mom and the first thing she told me is why did I not plant this vegetable. She liked it very much. Eh from Cairns the seeds? So far. Your ryouri umasoudane. I have to remember to order this seeds for autumn planting.

  2. Lrong says:

    Was in Cairns last year for business… am smiling to myself, hearing about your mum's comment… the ryouri is actually my missus'… I am the grower and the lucky eater…

  3. milka says:

    Hi Lrong, nice to meet you! Roughly gone through your blog and saw you plant a lot of veggies. Your parsnip is fat, and the soup looks yummy 😉

  4. Is the parsnip similar to our local Malaysian lobak putih? Can it grow in the tropics? I am always respectful of people who get to serve on the table what they have grown themselves. My compliments, sensei.

  5. Theanne... says:

    When I was a kid my Mom would fix rutabaga and parsnips (not together), they were the only veggies she cooked I didn't like. They tasted bitter to me…we didn't grow these ourself…so I gather that if we had grown the parsnips ourselves they should have gone through some frost before being pulled or dug up. Perhaps I should give parsnips and rutabaga another try now that I'm much, much, much older…*smile* So happy your neighbor gave you the logs for your new wood stove…what nice neighbors you have!

  6. Lrong says:

    milka… thanks for coming by… the steamy soup was 'medicine' for the body in this cold weather… MGH… thank you for your comments… I am not sure if it is the lobak putih… think lobak putih is what the Japanese call daikon (white radish)…Theanne… my rutabaga did not come out well this time… may try again next season… I hear the yellow flesh taste pretty good…

  7. Malar says:

    I can alomost smell your soup with parsnip!You have kind neighbours arround same like you!

  8. Lrong says:

    Malar… yes, the soup was the clear type, like consomme soup, and very tasty…

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