Gardening continues to inspire and stretch my cooking. Well, at least I'm trying lots of new recipes. Over the past few weeks I've continued to search for a dish that we like made of Turnips, but it just doesn't seem to be happening. I've learned that there are two keys to cooking turnips: peeling them well and using bacon. Every turnip recipe I find uses bacon.
So we've tried turnips pan-roasted with brussel sprouts, turnip greens cooked w/bacon and onions, a turnip souffle which failed (I didn't cook the turnips in water long enough- one of the first steps- so they weren't tender enough and remained a bit bitter)
turnips and peas. I actually liked this last one but my family didn't so I'm still trying to find new recipes!
Also been trying a few new things with Swiss Chard. The frittata has worn off its novelty and nobody seems thrilled about it anymore. I put some on a pizza in lieu of spinach and that was okay, but not great. I made a chard quiche which I liked a lot, but no one else really did. Then tonight I made a chard lasagna, from scratch (well, put together from scratch. The recipe has you make the pasta yourself and the tomato-basil sauce yourself, but I bought those). And it was scrumptious! Everyone liked it. The best chard dish so far.
(I added a ground beef layer to the recipe because my husb hates dishes without meat)