Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Farmers Market

I have been counting down the weekends until the Farmers Market began in Omaha. I missed the first weekend because I had to work. Last Saturday, a cool front came through and our 78 degree Friday turned to a 46 degree morning. Lots of bedding plants, radishes, onions, tomatoes and rhubarb were prevalent at the stands. There is one particular organic vendor who sells the nicest salad mix. On Saturday, the baskets featured a vegetable I'd never seen before, Hakurei Turnips. When I inquired about these turnips as compared to regular turnips he described them as much sweeter and a very good addition to a salad. I was sold, my husband, on the other hand, wasn't so convinced. Turnips?, he said.

I sliced them and tossed them in a salad. The texture reminds me of a radish, while the flavor is much milder and sweeter.

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