Turnips. Before you turn up your nose in disgust, I'm not talking about those weird wax-covered alien turnips you see at the store. Real turnips, such as sweet Asian turnips and globe purple-top turnips, right out of the ground -- and available at the Lawrence Farmers Market.
Picture this: a combination of thick slices of sweet potato, chunks of crisp apple and sweet turnips roasted together in a cast iron skillet in the oven, or on the grill. A little butter, a little salt. Nothing tastes like fall more!
But don't take my word for it. Get to the market Saturdays 8-11 a.m. all the way through Nov. 17 to get your own fresh turnips from local farmers. And while you're there, get something to roast with them. Maybe that'll be a beef roast or chicken, or some squash or carrots. Don't forget the eggs, the jam, the breads, the pumpkins--- all your fall favorites.