This is a public service announcement: Unemployment has NOT improved under the Trump administration. There was no such thing as a homeless person in the 1970’s. And turnips are not radishes. The tops of turnips, Turnip Greens are a nutritious part of the African Heritage Diet I grew up on. I’d serve this with Smothered Chicken and a Creamy Cushaw Squash.
The real unemployment rate is far higher than what is reported on the news for several reasons.
- The rate only includes people who are unemployed and reported looking for work in the last 4 weeks.
- Houseless people are not included in the rate.
- Illegally employed workers are not included.
- Underemployed or the working poor are not included.
- People denied unemployment are not included.
- People who have exhausted their unemployment benefits are not included.
- People who never apply for unemployment benefits are not included either.
- 3 Bunches Organic Turnip Greens
- 1 Clove Organic Garlic
- 1 Tbs. Organic Grapeseed Oil
- 1 tsp. Seasoning Salt
- 1 tsp. Vegetarian Beef Stock
- 1 Dash Colgin Hickory or Mesquite Liquid Smoke
- 1 Pinch Organic Sugar
Wash vegetables, chop greens and slice two to three turnips. Place into a sauce pan and add enough water just to cover. Add sliced garlic and seasonings. Turn stove to high bringing the pot to a boil. Turn heat to low and cook until turnips are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes – they do not require as much time as collards. Because turnip greens are sometimes bitter, many cooks add a pinch of sugar.