One of the many great things about the volunteer crew at Ives Fen Preserve is periodic outings to the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea. Sam schedules that for us a few times a year. Great shows! Great company! Thanks Sam! But what does that have to do with parsnips? After the show we have dinner, usually at the Common Grill. A couple times ago I had a dish that included parsnips in the vegetable mix. It worked quite well. After mixing them in with onions and other stuff, and adding the sauce, I couldn't taste them.