I’ve gone mash mad – turnip mash

You going anywhere special today? (A grandad, T-W-O & his granddaughter)

You going anywhere special today? (A grandad, T-W-O & his granddaughter)


The photo is nothing to do with the post but I came across it today when looking through some old shots. I love this picture, taken on the morning of middle daughters wedding, T-W-O and Granddaughter (niece of middle daughter) went to look for the horse and trap that were to transport the bride and her Dad to the church.


I’ve now purchased some broad beans, peas and aubergine seeds. This weekend will see me plant up the first batch in the greenhouse. I already have some sweet and hot pepper seeds from last year so I can get on with planting them. It’s time to get the seed trays out and give them a clean up. I’m really itching to get into the greenhouse!


I will be pulling up the last of my turnips tomorrow and using them in a turnip mash, another recipe from the chef at Brecon farmers market.


You need

Turnips – as many as you would use potatoes for mash.

Horseradish sauce



Peel your turnips and cut into chunks.

Pop into a pan, cover with water, add a good pinch of salt and then bring to the boil.

Turn down to a simmer, put a lid on the pan and cook until tender.

Drain and mash well

Stir in salt and pepper to taste

Add half a teaspoon of horseradish sauce, stir and taste. If you want it stranger add some more and keep trying until you can taste the horseradish but it doesn’t wipe out the turnips.


Serve as a healthy option instead of mash potatoes – for a less healthy version stir in a couple of spoons of cream and a slither or two of butter.


This works well with chops or boiled gammon.


I am also trying to buy some horseradish roots so I can make my own horseradish sauce next year.


3 thoughts on “I’ve gone mash mad – turnip mash

  1. Lovely photo with special meaning for you!
    Also loved the sunshine – makes me yearn for the spring and summer to arrive.
    Best wishes,
    Wendy (Wales)

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