A vegetable I’ve always overlooked.
I’ve bought radishes twice in my life. Today being the 2nd time. What piqued my interest? My brother! While I was home, he told me a funny story about buying radishes. While I won’t get into the story, what really made me do a double take was the fact that my brother bought radishes!
EYE don’t even buy radishes!! [“I” spelled “eye” for emphasis!]
My brother went vegetarian this past fall, which I mentioned awhile back. He said he eats a majority of raw food because it’s quick + easy. Again! Say what?? He doesn’t prepare raw meals, per se, but just eats raw veggies, fruits, nuts, etc. to save time throughout the day. He does still eat cooked foods on a daily basis but mostly for lunch.
So I asked him how he eats radishes…
Raw with a little salt.
I guess that makes sense, as they’re most commonly seen raw on salads.
Yes, my salad is in a casserole dish + piled high.
If you’re not big on raw radishes, you can always steam them.
Topped with butter, salt, + pepper, they are quite delicious.
Steam until just tender. The cook time will vary depending on if you steam them whole or sliced.
Either way, delicious.
In other vegetable news…
I finally bought seeds!! They’re from Botanical Interests and are all non-GMO. They sell them locally at many different places, but you can also find them online. I was completely overwhelmed selecting my vegetables. If 1 thing grows I will be happy!
Our garden bed as well as our yard are covered in weeds. Very nasty weeds, with monster roots.
After quite a bit of time, I got them up as best I could. We weren't planning on putting weed barrier down, but I think we’re going to have to now. These aren’t the weeds you can just easily pluck from the soil. Their roots are 5-8” deep and on a mission to take over!
Literally, all over our backyard. So today I sprayed them for a good 20 minutes with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. We’ll see what happens in 24-48hrs. I’ve seen different methods for using vinegar to kill weeds, but I’m not too hopeful these are going to budge. All I know, is that we don’t want to use any crazy chemicals to kill them. Luckily, we have a great garden store in town with tons of eco-friendly options and a super knowledgeable staff. Bath Garden Center Details on what we’re filling up our veggie box with soon!
DIE weeds diiiie!
Now go get some radishes!