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Posted at 4th Nov 2008 - 08:29PM   Posted by Cait   A Swede Comments: 18

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar That's what we had for supper on Sunday night Very Happy

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 4th Nov 2008 at 08:32PM

Milla's Avatar not a suede, heh heh? Laughing

Posted by: Milla on 4th Nov 2008 at 08:36PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar EmbarassedLaughing

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 4th Nov 2008 at 08:49PM

In this here part of the world that's a turnip.....Rolling Eyes

Posted by: @themill on 4th Nov 2008 at 09:29PM

Bayou's Avatar LaughingLaughingLaughingI just imagine if you had had a suede for sunday night in this part of the world Laughing- Ivy could now say: "Alter Schwede!"
Cait, thanks so much for having explained the wee detail.

Posted by: Bayou on 4th Nov 2008 at 09:35PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Yes and when it cooked its called "Bashed Neeps" lovely with loads and loads of butter.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 4th Nov 2008 at 09:45PM

Bradan's Avatar That's a turnip here, too or a 'neep' that's eaten mashed with 'tatties'. Love it!

Posted by: Bradan on 4th Nov 2008 at 10:10PM

Pipany's Avatar Nope, I'm with Cait - a swede as far as I can see!

Posted by: Pipany on 4th Nov 2008 at 10:25PM

Definately a Swede. Here in Ireland they call them turnips, and I always ask them "what, if that is a turnip, do you call a turnip?" They can never answer!

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 4th Nov 2008 at 10:46PM

Mountainear's Avatar Definitely a swede. We ate one of ours last night. The other is a turnip.

Posted by: Mountainear on 4th Nov 2008 at 10:53PM

Camilla's Avatar That look like a Swede, adore Swedes. Love them creamed too.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Nov 2008 at 02:50AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar This is fascinating...... We need more people on this to ascertain if north/south divide.....or whether it's just the north-east and the furthest reaches that are so deluded!
It's a swede of course.....Wink

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 5th Nov 2008 at 08:48AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar My mum called it a swede and my dad, from Northern Scotland insisted it was a turnip. Blink

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:01AM

Fennie's Avatar Swede for me - and I was born in Edinburgh - though I guess I learned to call them swedes when living in Berkshire. I have never seen the point to turnips. They have always seemed redundant after the swede was invented - horrible, colourless, tasteless things.

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:09AM

Westerwitch's Avatar A swede . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:06AM

Jayem's Avatar It's a swede. I was born in Shropshire, we grew them... and if you cook them with equal quantity of carrots and then mash/cream them, they are the perfect cold-weather vegetable. Yum!

Posted by: Jayem on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:10AM

Patsy's Avatar I know that is a swede but we always (in Glasgow) called it a turnip. And I used to work in a fruit and veg shop when a teenager! We rarely saw the wee peeley walley (Scots for pale coloured) white things. Perhaps to the canny Scots there wasn't much left once you'd peeled them, unlike their big yellow relations!
Why has such a humble root veg got such a complicated personality!!Confused

Posted by: Patsy on 5th Nov 2008 at 01:05PM

Pondside's Avatar It's a turnip over here!

Posted by: Pondside on 6th Nov 2008 at 01:39AM

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