My parsnip haiku…ahem…

Parsnips what the hell?

Why can’t I pick like carrots?

I broke them all off.

I tried to pick the parsnips like carrots. You know, pull the greens, out comes the veggie? Epic fail. I broke off the greens and then had to dig the parsnip out. Try again. Happened again, and again, and again. I have to dig these babies out one by one? Come on! No one told me that. So now we have parsnips in the fridge, each one has fingernail marks at the top from my CLAWING at it trying to scratch away the dirt during extraction.

Now, since I only have eaten parsnips that a professional chef prepared, I am faced with the challenge of cooking them so they’re edible. Stay tuned.