1 bunch salad turnips (about 6 medium)
1 medium onion
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
Slice the turnips into thin rounds, about 1/8 inch thick. Slice up an equal amount of pear into bite-sized pieces about the same thickness or a little thicker than the turnips. Chop one medium onion (erring on the side of medium-small rather than medium-large). Squeeze lemon juice. Melt one to two tablespoons of butter in a medium or large frying pan. Add the onions and sautee for several minutes until clear. Add the turnips and sautee for several minutes, until they just begin to get soft when pricked with a fork. (If at any point in the sauteeing process, things seem to get dry, add a little more butter to your pan.) Add the pears and sautee until it just begins to get soft. Pour in the lemon juice and the walnuts (if using), and stir. Cook for another minute or two until the turnips and pears are pretty soft. Serve warm.