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Root crops, including beets, carrots, radish, parsnip, rutabaga and turnip, must be grown from seeds sown in the garden.
December ▪ Harvest parsnips, kale, beets, turnips, leeks, brussels sprouts and carrots after a moderate frost or light snow.
Add potatoes, carrots and parsnips to baking sheet and toss with shallots and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; arrange in even layer.
Today, Nim’s buys apples, parsnips, cucumbers and a range of other crops from British farmers.
There are green vegetables to build healthy lunches and dinners around, and hearty root vegetables like parsnips and turnips that make every stew taste unique.
Other produce highlights include carrots, parsnips, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, cauliflower, cucumbers and herbs.
Add potatoes, carrots and parsnips to baking sheet and toss with shallots and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Since the piece’s installation, time has withered cabbage leaves into dingy yellow paper and blackened some carrots, while bleaching others white as parsnips.
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The word parsnip was borrowed into Middle English in the 14th century as a modification of the Old French word pasnaie, itself derived from the Latin noun pastinaca, meaning "parsnip" or "carrot." The scientific name for the parsnip, "Pastinaca sativa," still reflects this history. "Pastinaca," in turn, traces back to "pastinum," a Latin word for a small gardening tool used to make holes in the ground for the insertion of plants, seeds, or bulbs. "Parsnip" may also remind you of the name of another edible root, "turnip," and there's a possible explanation for the resemblance. The Middle English spelling of "parsnip" ("passenep") may have been influenced by "nepe," the old form of "turnip."
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