We were picking out our first bunch of Hakurei Turnips when we heard a tiny voice behind us. "Momma, can I have a turnip?" We turned to see our farmer's daughter begging for a turnip snack. Really? I thought. This 3 year old wants a turnip? Yup.
When my CSA-buddy (we split a share) asked me what we did with our Hakurei Turnips, I couldn't help but to think about the farmer's little girl. The answer was simple:
"Oh, well..I guess we just stand in the kitchen and eat them." (I'm telling you. That 3 year old was on to something.)
Sweet, slightly earthy, crisp and watery. The epitome of fresh, I think. Wash these beauties, trim the tops and ends, and take a bite. And if you happen to acquire these tasty morsels with their leafy tops attached, cut them off, chop them up, and add them to to the Wok'd Greens recipe.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, the white veggies with the little green tufts that are co-mingling with the radishes in the above pic are the one-and-only Hakurei. Enjoy!