January 23, 2008

Catching Up

January 23 - 4

I was wearing sunglasses to grate an onion and Lara decided that was the coolest way to cook ever.

January 23 - 3

There is this surprisingly ferocious statue of a lion battling a snake in a local park (other statues there include a mild goat tied to a post, a somewhat abstract but still peaceful frog, and two cherubs holding up a sunflower). Why is it there? No plaque, no explanation on the statue itself. Lara came up and started to pet the snake. "Lion fighting. Snake is coming out! The snake no like the lion. Lion is angwy like Yertle the Turtle is angwy! Lion is angwy again! Snake do not like the lion. Run away!"

January 23 - 2

"Get cookie fom Sahbucks! Cookie wif waisins! Yummy yummy yummy cookie."

And finally, Lara presents tonight's mystery veggies:

January 23 - 1

"Oh, yook at this cwazy ca-et [carrot]! Oh yook at that! Cwazy ca-et has a hat on it. Ya vacuuming the plate. Ya vaccuuming the gwee cheese!"

With that in mind, what are these? My mom guessed that the crazy carot is horseradish. If she is right, am I supposed to make horseradish condiment from it? Thanks, everyone!

mystery - radish-like things


Mortimer's Mom said...

not horseradish... parsnip and rutabagas (canadian names... maybe they are called something else in the US)... both root veg. great in stews, slow cookers, etc..... very hearty stuff.

robiewankenobie said...

parsnip (awesome when mashed with carrot and potato) and turnip, i believe.

ANI said...

definitely parsnip and turnip - i've only ever eaten turnips as snacks or in slaw (i have a thing against cooked vedge) and the yellow ones are butterier and sweeter, but this one should be awesome as a crispy snack.

mwg said...

Correction!: - I was guessing without seeing the picture - the wild carrot or parsnip is a not horseradish and I somehow happen to know how a horseradish root looks like.

And more importantaly, I, of course, enjoyed looking at Lara's pictures and laughing at her jokes even more...:)

Freya said...

The carrot is a parsnip and the globular one is a turnip! For use in stews or you can roast the former like a potato.

Domesticrazy said...

Yep, parsnip and turnip. Both are great in soups, and mashed and mixed in with potatoes. YUM!

Mama Monster said...

Parsnips are the best!

Rachael said...

I'm delurking and confirming at the same time - parsnip (carrot shaped) and turnip. Parsnips are also nice baked as you would a carrot with a bit of olive oil.

bensmomma said...

is parsnip the same thing as a daikon? if so, super yummy. grate it with some tempura sauce over it. then enjoy with tempura or fish.

Robyn in the Northwoods said...

um, I think the round one is too big to be a turnip. Turnips are usually the size, or less, of a baseball. Rutabagas, on the other hand, are bigger than a softball. They *do* look similar. The rutabaga is just much bigger...as far as taste goes, I've never had a turnip, so. Rutabaga is nice in pasties (past ease) with potato and ground beef. Also great in veg soup.