Friday, May 18, 2012
even though radishes are not one of my girls favorite foods we can't help but plant them in the spring. they are a great crop to grow in the garden for young people.
they germinate fast and grow fast too. and harvesting them is such fun!
we always grow the 'easter egg' variety. they come in a beautiful variety of colors and the girls love the name. we try to harvest them when they are small and on the younger side to avoid them getting too hot.
i love eating radishes whole with just a pinch of salt but my girls have not quite caught on to to my radish enthusiasm until recently when i remembered how my mother would like to eat her radishes with butter which i believe goes back to our irish roots.
it's true that most things taste better with butter and believe it or not radishes and butter are truly delicious.
i introduced this sandwich to an after school garden club last week and it was quite the hit. the students devoured an entire baguette with generous helpings of radish.
slice of your favorite bread
generous amounts of butter
thinly sliced radish
a pinch of sea salt
chopped up chives or other herbs are nice too