I love radishes. The color, the crunch, the culinary ease. Love ’em, love em’ love ’em.
Except how they taste.
Apart from that, there is so much to admire.
- They’re super fast crops to grow. A good choice for children’s gardens or adults with ADD.
- You can eat both the bottom and top half. A total win-win ratio.
- They have been advertised as beneficial to human health, touching upon a wide variety of cures and acting as anything from breath freshener to laxative. (I know, after reading that I was totally sold, too.)
- Apparently, they’re also good for your piles. (Another winner.)
- The oil from seeds is a potential source of biofuel. I would love to have a car fueled by radishes.
- The citizens of Oaxaca, Mexico, have a festival where they celebrate this vegetable—The Night of the Radishes. Seriously. These folks know how to celebrate life.
- Radishes look good arranged on a plate, even if no one eats them, just because they look pretty.
Okay, the odd radish now and again isn’t so bad from my perspective, but I’ve got about 8lbs of them waiting to be adored. This week, I roasted them and pickled them.
And that is another commendable thing about them. They will do anything to please you. Sautéed, carved, squeezed, charred, preserved or sitting quietly looking stunning, the radish is your friend.
Invite it to dinner.
Have it for dinner.
Chances are it will get up and do the dishes when you’re done.
PS If you’re searching for seeds (from arugula to zucchini and everything in between), I’m recommending a company that not only has a worthy mission creed but a wonderful moral code. Give The Mauro Seed Company a looksee.
Their motto? Grow One, Give One. I’m impressed. Maybe you will be too.
Now don’t forget to head on over to the main post (here) to see what I’m bletherin’ on about this week. And check out what we’re talkin’ bout down at the pub (here) too!
3 thoughts on “Radish. Be Gladish.”
I say this rootcrop is fully rad, aka radical – not merely rad-ish. Its own name is an affront to itself and perhaps exemplifies the bigotry of low expectations. Milleneals will get the first sentence. Boomers will get the second.
As I’m firmly stuck right in between, I comprehended both. And worthy comments they were, Dave. I’m still chuckling …
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