Nipped down the allotment this evening and couldn’t resist sampling one of these — now, no laughing, please — for this tiny neep fills me with an immense happiness. It is the first thing to come out of the ground that I have grown from seed on our allotment, and I am very proud of it. Just look at it! I love little tasty turnips, and am all too apt to drift into Cobbett-like rhapsodies about them . . .but I shall resist this here and just mention that this particular neep was gleefully incorporated into tonight’s vegetable stir fry supper and it was exceptionally, wonderfully turnippy.