The Humble Turnip

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After the lovely promising spring weather of a fortnight ago we’re suddenly plunged back into the damp and chill winds of November here on the Hillside.  Our sunny moods have departed with the warmer temperatures and so my plans for more spring inspired images for this post have been moved aside to make way for an altogether more wintry, rustic subject.

Browsing the aisles of the supermarket this morning for interesting finds as I often do, I was struck by the amazing colours of these extraordinary turnips.  Violet and cream with a shock of vivid green hair they surely deserve to be transformed into a race of cartoon characters who play rock music on carrot coloured guitars and ride around on superpowered purple tractors on their mission to save the earth from eternal winter.   I confess the little fellows cheered me up no end and I’m determined we shall plant some in the potager this year to add to our hearty soups next winter…….



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