I know you love these garden posts more than anything else… So the humble turnip is something very overlooked these days. During the financial crisis, sales of this ‘peasant fodder’ soared; moreover, the comeback kid of the vegetable world has a surprising number of uses. Turnips are remarkably easy to grow – these were planted in August and soldiered on with little attention. I suppose being simple, solid, cheap and tasty, they could quite easily be the vegetable of the working class; this variety, Navet de Nancy a Feuille Entiere, was French and, I hope, full of the spirit of solidarity.
Not only that, but this weekend we made some tomato ketchup from scratch, which was a heck of a lot nicer than Heinz (pictured here in a Nikka whisky bottle).