Rutabaga and Turnip Tips

When shopping for rutabagas and turnips, select those that are smooth-skinned, unblemished, heavy, firm and not spongy. Look for rutabagas no larger than 4 inches in diameter and turnips no larger than 2 inches in diameter. Keep unwashed rutabagas and turnips in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's crisper drawer for up to 1 week. Just before using, wash, trim ends and peel.