Monday, December 27, 2010

Freshly picked radishes

Today, we harvested the radishes we planted not long ago. Shira had a lot of fun pulling the radishes out of the earth with her eager little hands. The ground was soft so it was easy even for a two-year-old to do.

I do feel there is something special in doing and watching the whole process, from planting to caring for the plants, to harvesting and eating them. Not to mention they taste far, far superior to store-bought. I can't wait to plant another batch.

12 comments:

Lanita said...

Fresh radishes are the best. I love to plant and pick them. We usually put in a new set of seeds every 3-4 weeks during our growing season. Yours look really yummy!

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

Those look good. What do you do with them? What I LOVE to do with radishes is slice the bottom so they sit flat, scoop out a little hole at the top, squeeze in a little squirt of butter (I use a little plastic baggie and cut a hole in the corner.) and sprinkle with kosher salt. So simple, doesn't sound awesome, but they're addicting! lol :-) I always tell people the first one you won't like, but the preceding ones you will. lol

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

Preceding??!?!?!? That makes no sense!!! lol I meant the following ones! Please correct my comment! :-) (and don't publish this one) :-)

Anonymous said...

I bet Shira was so cute pulling up radishes. They look delicious.

We love radishes, but other than putting them in a tossed salad or on a crudite plate, I confess that I don't know what to do with them. Would you post some of what you make with them?

- Sally

Rose said...

Radishes d taste a whole lot different from store bought. Tony likes his sliced on a peanut butter sandwich.

Amanda A. said...

You might consider keeping a garden journal. In it, you could chronicle your successes and make notes about what did or did not turn out beautifully. This sort of notebook is a great way to encourage practical writing in children and a useful way to keep track of your gardening.
Much love,
Mrs. Agnello

Leah Brand-Burks said...

They look very pretty! I have a funny story: When I was a child, I received a packet of mystery seeds in a fast food kid's meal. It came with a small rake, and only had instructions to grow this 'mystery veggie.' Well I followed all the directions, watered, weeded, carefully took care of it, and finally I was able to pick it. It was a radish! I was intrigued, because I'd never tasted a radish. I took one bite (as a child remember) and spit it out! It was hot! I was SO disappointed! Haha, how funny about a child's expectations. I don't know what I was expecting, a lollipop to grow or what!

Alana said...

I've recently discovered the delights of roasted radishes. Try quartering them and roating w/ a bit of olive oil. Delish!

Jenndiggy said...

Those look really good. Of course we're in the middle of winter with lots of snow and I'd be happy with any fresh veggies from outside! lol

Pamela said...

When I saw the radishes, I thought, "where does this woman live?" Ha...no fresh radishes here this time of year. I loved reading all the comments on how to eat them. I'm going to try roasting them. Most of all I loved your "word picture" I could see in "pulling the radishes out of the earth with her eager little hands."

The Professor's Wife said...

Awesome! I have some potatoes to harvest soon

Anonymous said...

I have braised fresh radishes with butter. Just melt the butter, add the radishes and just enough water to cover them. The butter and water thickens to make a sauce. I also pickled some in leftover pickle/hot pepper juice. They are crunchy and yummy!