|FARM GIRL, SQUEEZING THOSE BOULES UNTIL THEY SHRIEK|
First of all, a correction needs to be made. We have been referencing an item called a "Boulle D'or" and representing same as being a variety of yellow turnip. It is not. It seems to be in reality a form of antique artsy-fartsy furniture such as this fine example shown below:
|ARTSY DOESN'T GET MUCH FARTSIER THAN THIS|
|THE GENUINE BOULE|
I could, of course, accept the blame for this heinous and egregious series of errors which may possibly have led some people to purchase extremely expensive and hideously ugly furniture in lieu of the packet of seeds which they actually desired. But no, I'm going to do what is apparently the correct thing to do in todays world. I'm going to blame this mistake on George W. Bush.
Now to the matter at hand, how do these fine yellow turnips stack up to their white brethren in a taste test. I must admit that we were not sanguine about the outcome, having previously established that the greens from yellow turnips are virtually indistinquishable by taste from those of white turnips.
We were about to be pleasantly surprised.
Skinning out four or five large boules we cubed them and set them to boil. The odor was milder, and a good deal more pleasant than that of white turnips. When tender we sampled a cube or two and found the taste to be quite mild and surprisingly, slightly sweet!
We set the cubes to drain and then mashed them and added a dollop of butter and, no surprise, found the result still very mild, sweet and genuinely tasty.
Note that the actual flesh of the yellow turnip is only slightly yellow compared to the skin, leading one to initially suspect that it is merely a white turnip in boule's clothing. Nothing could be further from the truth!
We are uncertain as to how this root crop stores but certainly we will find out in the weeks to come. We also do not know exactly how they will react to mild frost. (But we left a dozen or so in the garden to find out).
We judge the boule experiment to be a sucessful one, and if they perform as well in the spring as they did this fall they will replace the detestable white turnip as our turnip of choice now and forevermore.
I have a lot of correcting to do, boulle vs. boule if you know what I mean so this will be all for Farm Girl's Corner today; thanks for coming and stop by again soon!