how to prepare turnip greensWe planted three winter crops this year:  turnips, lettuce and spinach.  Of the three, the turnips have done pretty good.  I was able to harvest a few today to use in venison stew for dinner tonight.  As for the lettuce and spinach, they did not do quite so well.

One of the things I like to do with the turnips (aside from the using the turnips themselves) is to put up the greens in the freezer.

How to prepare turnip greens:

  1. Cut off the stems of any larger leaves (they’re too thick and sometimes woody).
  2. Wash all the leaves thoroughly to remove dirt or sand.
  3. Blanch (that means you submerge the greens in boiling water for about 1½ minutes).
  4. Cool immediately by submerging the greens in an ice bath.
  5. Drain thoroughly.
  6. Package in a freezer bag and place in the freezer.

    You now have turnip greens to use later!  I like to make a ham and turnip green soup.


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