Last year's parsnips, finally ready for harvest. Parsnips need to be hit with frost, or to over-winter, in order to sweeten. It's best to dig them before the tops start to sprout but, in our case, mother nature wasn't ready to give them up yet. We tried to dig them out just a few days ago but the ground was still frozen and they weren't budging.
Yesterday my helper accompanied me to the garden and eagerly dug them from the ground. I'd barely get the soil turned over and he was digging away like a little badger.
After they were all pulled and cleaned, a batch of parsnip muffins were baked. Perfect for breakfast, along with a fresh egg and a cup of tea.
A nice way to start the day.
I hope your week is off to a good start too.