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Old 01-19-2014, 01:05 PM   #51
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Well, I'm just jealous. In my local stores, I'm lucky just to find the basics. Greens, yes, but turnips, no. Nothing fancy.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #52
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Trust me, Z, I'd never see this in the town grocery store in a million years.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #53
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I'm going to go with pea eggplant or tomatillo. (Tomatillos come in all sizes and are twiny.)
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:11 PM   #54
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Sorry, no pic. And I was going to take one in case I forgot the name, which I did

A new to me veggie. It was by the radicchio. It was bright green and shiny, like an unripe tomoato, but it reminded me more of tomatillos. And they were in vine clusters, like on the vine tomatoes.
Does anyone have a guess? If you say it I'll know it
Were they striped? - "Green Zebra" heritage tomatoes
Green and a bit mis-shapen (although if grown for the commercial market they might have been selected carefully)? - "German Green" heritage toms
"Lime Green Salad"
"Green Giant"
are just a few of several other green heritage varieties or they may have been ordinary un-ripe tomatoes. Not brilliant for eating raw but cooked they have a following and some of us (well, me at least) make green tomato chutney from unripe ones so perhaps there is a market for them.

If I see anything in the greengrocer's that I don't recognise I ask. (Doesn't work with supermarkets though.)
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #55
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He already figured out it was kohlrabi.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #56
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He already figured out it was kohlrabi.
Kohlrabi is twiny???? In 'vine clusters'????? Silly me for reading the original post.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:46 PM   #57
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He already figured out it was kohlrabi.
Really? The original description didn't sound a bit like it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:55 PM   #58
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I went out on a limb, okay it was a strong limb and bought two veggies I am not used to eating. I bought A turnip, a small one, have peeled it and am enjoying it raw, I will steam the rest of it and see how that goes. And baby broccoli, will lightly steam that, although it is quite tasty raw.

I also bought a half pound of kale salad from the deli. It has cranberries, walnuts and apple chunks in it. I'm about to find out if I like it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:03 PM   #59
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Kohlrabi is twiny???? In 'vine clusters'????? Silly me for reading the original post.
Silly isn't a word I would use.

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Really? The original description didn't sound a bit like it.
I didn't realize you shopped in my store and saw what it looked like.

You can always tell the members who don't read through a thread and see the original question was answered. Can't you?
Must be a slow day.
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Kohlrabi is twiny???? In 'vine clusters'????? Silly me for reading the original post.
Have a look at his post. Pac's post with answer, including pix
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Really? The original description didn't sound a bit like it.
No one guessed. I guess no one thought so.
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