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May 19, 2005

TAKE THE REST OF MAY OFF

It's National Rutabaga Month!

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Behold, the lowly Rutabega!

Is it just me, or does rutabega sound like a Spanish dance?

Sorry, RutabEga! It truly is a vegetable that gets no respect.

Yes, but it is the year of broccoli rabe.

Forget the turtles, I'll be watching the RUTACAM all day!

Who the hell eats rutabega???

The Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute

Whoa. I'm not worthy.

"Your Root in the Third Millennium"

um, has it replaced cabbage, your root in the 2nd millennium??? Cabbage supporters should protest.

Forest Grove, Oregon - Rutabaga Capital of the World Since 1951

Of course we all remember that fateful year when, in the World Rutabega Wars, they wrenched the title from Heiferhonk, Wisconsin.

It's easy to see why there's so much excitement, when they have a Rutacam and all. I'm rooted to the screen. *snork*

Looks like we found the source of that Exploding Sewage in Australia after all.

Forest Grove, Oregon - Rutabaga Capital of the World Since 1951

And I had a good line to follow but Fed Duck outquacked me. Honk honk.

It's easy to see why there's so much excitement, when they have a Rutacam and all. I'm rooted to the screen. *snork*

Rutabaga is the traditional side dish served with country-fried squirrel in brown gravy.

"Rutabaga--It Looks Like a Beet"

..."hope that this new variety will retain its freshness for up to 5 years in the average refrigerator."

at which time, it will be thrown away.

*zips in to make lame, semi-dirty double entendre remark*

Doesn't look like any "Root" I've ever seen *snork*

*ducks*
*zips out before getting hit with a rutabaga*

Snif - actually, rutabega (or Swede, as I was brought up to call it) is quite popular in Britain.

Then again, so are turnips - guess we're just rooted in our veggies...

From the Geezer Housewife Archives:
Rutabagas taste kinda sweet, like a cross between a turnip and a carrot. Actually they taste rather like a parsnip, which are so out of style they're not even in the produce section any more...

I can't believe Hallmark doesn't have a card for this.

My husband insists on having this stuff at every Thanksgiving. His grandparents are from Poland, where this is about all that grows. After he cuts it up with a small axe, we cook and mash it. It tastes a little like cauliflower but it has almost no nutritional value. I cannot recommend it.

As a small child, I was frightened by a rutabaga.

As an adult, I am frightened by American Idol.

just fyi,

How to cook a rutabaga.
1. Drop into a large pot of boiling water.
(it is too large to peel/chop at this stage)
2. Maintain at rolling boil about three and a half days.
(pour off water and any possible food value)
3. Peel with machete.
4. Chop and run through food processor with one stick of unsalted butter and 7 tablespoons of salt.
5. Put in bowl with country-fried squirrel in brown gravy.
6. Serve to the dogs.
(provide lots of fresh water)
7. Prop door open.

does NOT taste like chicken.

"Is that your root in the third millenium in your pants....."?

to the tune of "Pretty Woman"

Rutabaga
In the grocery store
Rutabaga
No one buys no more
Rutabaga

Are you a veggie
Are you a fruit?
Somebody told me you're a root.

MERSAAAAAY!

Re. the Rudacam:

"Not surprisingly, ARSI's researchers have grown quite fond of the subject rutabagas, who almost seem to have distinct personalities. From left to right, they are: Arnold, Bertrand and Carlotta."

And I thought Great Dane people were weird.

Actually, this recipe uses both parsnips and beer. I've made it and it's very tasty.

Targetgirl! Aren't you the bloglit with the 'house horse'? So you speak on authority regarding Great Dane people (as opposed to great Dane people).

Actually, this recipe uses both parsnips and beer. I've made it and it's very tasty.

Targetgirl! Aren't you the bloglit with the 'house horse'? So you speak on authority regarding Great Dane people (as opposed to great Dane people).

MOTW,

1 five-pound boneless Boston pork butt

That's not a very nice way to refer to Ted Kennedy.

Do you suppose the the Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute (ARSI) is aware that their acronym can lead to unseemly derision?

Actually, that's Martha 'I Are A Liberal' Stewart's recipe. If the shoe fits ...

Dave, didn't you once warn your readers against the day their children would be turning up their noses at thoughtfully prepared snacks of American Twinkies and Hohos and demanding cut-up Canadian rutabagas? I see your people have embraced our humble, purple-topped root to the extent of giving it a whole month. Cool.

Sean, and don't forget possum.

After he cuts it up with a small axe, we cook and mash it.

Gee, neatfreak, dinner time must be a barrel of fun at your house.

Jeff, have you ever tried to cut one of these round bricks?! After a few years of risking my life trying to cut them up, I told my husband that if he wanted rutabagas, he'd have to cut them. Too much work for so little return. An axe would be a lot more fun, but we actually use a large kitchen knife.

Can anyone here tell me how to get italics on this page with a Mac through Internet Explorer? My usual tricks don't work.

One of my father's favorite vegetables during my childhood were rutabegas. Interestingly, it was his grandmother that had the recipe for squirrel-brain spaghetti sauce. There's got to be a connection somewhere.

neatfreak -

have you tried Safari? I like it better than IE ... but the
'usual" trix work for me on mac, with IE ... p.s. -- do you have Tiger yet?

r.e. thread ... now I know why I've never bothered to visit Oregon ... (kidding) ...

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I'm currently using Panther on a G4 PB 1.25.

I own Tiger, but I'm waiting for the first patches before I install. I'm writing this thread on Safari, but I still have no font options online, either in the tool bar or by using Command options. How are you getting italics, O.U.?

Just to stay on thread: I've emailed the edress to the rutabaga website to all of our friends, who rib my husband mercilessly about his fondness for "ruties." They can always use more ammo.

(Lost the first line in quotes.)

Oops, my bad, U.O. Sorry about the letter switch.

On behalf of the Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute (ARSI), I want to express my appreciation for Mr. Barry's mention of National Rutabaga Month. While it may be unrealistic to encourage readers to "Take the rest of May off," perhaps Dave's proposal will give impetus to the more modest idea of a National Rutabaga Day.

The remarkable nutritional and scientific properties of this product ensure that it will indeed become "Your Root in the Third Millennium."

ARSI President for Life Obie MacAroon III would respond personally, but he is on indefinite leave in Brazil pending the outcome of a pesky audit of his 2002 tax returns.

M.J.O.
Mouthpiece for Obie MacAroon III
President for Life
Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute
Forest Grove, Oregon - Rutabaga Capital of the World Since 1951

Ok, you've seen a rutabaga, you've tasted a rutabaga...
But have you heard a rutabaga?
Check out the Rutabaga Blues by the Wyld Men. Featuring a real rutabaga, among other musical veggies...
You can listen to a sample at cdbaby.com/wyldmen
Read more at Wyldman.com
And don't miss Location 5!

Do you know that Rutabaga is higher in sugar contant than the sugar beet. It has a patanted process but the inventor since died. It may yet be a huge industry. Obie should check it out and become very rich. I would tell him but I do not have his e-mail address.

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