Skip to comments.FLOTUS Past and FLOTUS Present Demonstrate the Danger of Gaseous Veggies
Posted on 04/17/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Hillary, Hillary, Hillary! Thats all I ever hear! (apologies to Marcia Brady)
It was inevitable; when youve been the center of the universe for so long there was bound to be a little blowback when a former FLOTUS tries to take center stage again.
Especially when its time to open the Garden of Good and Evil and all the usual paparazzi are busy chasing after the old interlopers Scooby van instead of filming the ritual of the annual rhubarb dance, (first seen here in 2010:
Getting back to our roots, 2010 edition of the rhubarb dance with former Chef Sammy
Oh yeah, its a real thing
Except for the dearth of media coverage, this years event - which took place on Tax Day - was no different. First we had the arrival of the Queen of the Rutabagas,
Hellooo! Im baa-ack!
followed by the annual rhubarb dance a pagan ritual imploring Gaia to protect us from global warming deniers for another year and finally the planting of this years crop of cruciferous vegetables, where they are all laid to rest.
Turnips to the left, rutabagas to the left of left
Most of the actual planting of the Wons Victory Garden is conducted by little children who have been inducted from around the country for this special work. Lady M serves as head horticulturist, instructing the children on the proper care and tending of the turnips and a rutabagas.
Whats the difference between turnips and rutabaga?
Im glad you asked!
TMI? Okay, lets keep this simple:
They are both root vegetables and a part of the Brassica genus.
The confusing part is that there are many similarities: theyre both root vegetables, and share a similar shape, colour, texture and flavour. However, there are many differences as well. Heres a breakdown of the differences between these two awesome root vegetables.
Turnip leaves are usually light green, thin and hairy, while the rutabagas leaves are bluish-green, thick and smooth.
Okay, that wasnt really helpful. What else?
While both turnips and rutabaga can have a purple crown, rutabagas are typically larger than turnips.
Nope, still having trouble here.
Rutabagas have a rough exterior that is normally coated in wax.
photos courtesy of Madame Tussauds
Wow! I had no idea this would be so hard! Lets try one more thing:
They share similar textures since they are both root vegetables that are crunchy when raw and have a tender bite when cooked.
Again, I got nothin people. I think the only logical conclusion we can draw is - what difference, at this point, does it make?
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
for your enlightenment?
LOL, well done!
“Turnips to the left, rutabagas to the left of left”
Rutabagas to the left of me, turnips to the right here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
get away from me eee”
Anybody remember Weird Al Yankovic as the space alien “Cabbage Man”?
No I guess I missed that one!
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