I don’t think I had ever had a turnip until I started making food for my little one. I began to obsess (just a little) with making sure she had a variety of nutrients and colours of vegetables – you know, for the antioxidants. I started to explore the vegetable department and find things to do with odd and/or unpopular vegetables.

Now a lot of recipes will tell you that adding sugar will help to bring out the flavour of the turnips but, this recipe will show you that it’s not necessary. It was a hit with the whole family! 

2 small or 1 large turnip
1 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups chopped spinach

1. Cut the turnips into a 1″ dice. Rinse and drain.
2. Melt butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Add the turnips and season with salt and pepper.
3. Simmer turnips over medium heat for a minute or so without browning, then add the broth and put on the lid. 
4. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until turnips are just tender. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes more.
5. Done and done!
The lord’s seat at the head of the table had been left empty, but Robb sat to the right of it, with Bran across from him. They ate suckling pig that night, and pigeon pie, and turnips soaking in butter, and afterward the cook had promised honeycombs.” —A GAME OF THRONES