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Old 01-19-2014, 02:42 AM   #21
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Rock, that might be, but they are not really shiny.....
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:13 AM   #22
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How about a winter fruit called a fuyu persimmon?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:45 AM   #23
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #24
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It looked like a cross between thai pea eggplant and cheyote.
None of the names are ringing a bell though.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:29 AM   #25
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Got it!

From Weird Vegetables You've Probably Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

"Kohlrabi
A relative of wild cabbage, this unique-looking vegetable has been hailed as one of the 150 healthiest foods on Earth. It is most commonly consumed in India, and is a staple in the Kashmiri diet. Pretty much everything on this plant is edible. Fry up the root for some kohlrabi fries, toss the leaves in a salad, or chomp on the crisp, juicy stems for a low-calorie snack."

My saying it came in clusters wasn't any help. It looked like clusters in the veggetable bin though. Especially with those funky stems all tangled up. I don't recall seeing leaves. They may have been trimmed.

Anyway, for something different, I was thinking of picking up a vegetable I've never had every week (or so) and giving it a go. I got the idea after talking with Katy and her preparing celeriac last week. She made it sound like something I'd like to try. And I saw celeriac (celery root) in Giant Eagle yesterday, too.
There are lots of veggies I've never eaten or even seen until the new GE got this large produce section... hmmm... Pacanis' Personal Vegetable Challenge...
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Thanks for all the guesses everyone.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:42 AM   #26
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Kohlrabi? I'd never thought of that...
I love it, here in G it's very common winter vegetable...
but where is the p...? ;o)

I prefer it raw, but you have to take care, depending in the sort it may have "woody" parts... you feel it, if you cut it.. just cut them out and eat the rest.
You can also prepare them with a cream sauce..
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:13 AM   #27
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P... K... it's all good

How do you pick a nice one, Cara?
What do you look for? firm, soft?
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:55 AM   #28
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not to big... sweet smell... they must be firm, can't be otherwise.. not to much leaves/stems on it, 'cause this is where it gets "woody".. that's a direct german-english-translation, don't know if there is a proper english word...
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:23 AM   #29
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I like it raw too. The best comparison I can give as far as taste and texture goes would be a broccoli stem. if you peel a broccoli stem and eat the inner part, to me , it tastes and feels similar to a kohlrabi that is peeled. Crisp, mild cabbagy flavor ( never knew cabbage had 2 B's until this moment . Guess you learn something new everyday..
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