It was a sight to bring tears into one's eyes(and I hope none of you will be cruel enough to laugh at it), to see the poor creatures go snuffing along, picking up here a cabbage leaf and there a turnip top
, and rooting their noses in the earth for whatever they could find.
They include Sacla' Vegan Cheese Sauce - ideal for crowdpleasing mac 'n' cheese - and Sacla' SuperGreen Sauce, inspired by Puglia, where a traditional recipe includes Cime di Rapa (turnip tops
) and pasta.
They cook with ingredients like turnip tops
that us wasteful folks might chuck away, and make pasta without eggs, a skill the chefs must master for the toughest critic imaginable - the s Italian mamma of a local farmer who has been making her own since the days we thought a pasta dish meant spaghetti hoops on toast.
Meatballs, stuffed mussels, orecchiette pasta with turnip tops
, grilled sandwiches, lasagne and beef scaloppine.
"Turnips and turnip tops
are a great healthy treat for your chickens.
WILD SALMON BUCKWHEAT SKIN Serves 4 For the buckwheat "skin": 1 1/4 ounces isomalt 7 ounces buckwheat groats 1/2 ounce sea lettuce powder 1/2 teaspoon vegetable ash 1 1/4 ounces trisol 1 teaspoon Kosher salt For the cured salmon: 1 1/2 pounds Kosher salt 1 cup turnip tops
1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed 1 small egg white, beaten well For the salted turnips: 4 medium-sized turnips, scrubbed, outer layer removed, and dried 1 1/2 pounds Kosher salt For the turnip top
sauce: 12 ounces turnip tops
, blanched 1/2 cup water 5-10 ice cubes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 ounce Ultra-Tex For the garnish: Buckwheat flowers FOR THE BUCKWHEAT "SKIN": In a small pot, add the isomalt and heat to 160 degrees.
Fresh bread baked, turnip tops
rotted, tar bubbled, and beef broth boiled.
There are dishes to expand your experience with Asian cooking, like Bitter Melon with Preserved Turnip Tops
, and there are also variations on well-known classics such as Hot and Sour Chinese Soup and Wild String Beans with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds.
For the sandwich: 2 thick slices of toasted sour dough (the thicker the bread the better) Blagdon Blue from the Northumberland Cheese Company, as many slices as you can handle Mixed salad - chopped Cox''s apple, celery leaves, sliced celery, chicory, beetroot and turnip tops
For the hazelnut dressing: ?