did you know that before my swedish feast i had never eaten a radish? or at least not that i can remember anyway. and i've seriously been missing out all these years. i remember reading this post over at Kimberly Snyder's blog, and feeling really up for trying them out, because of their amazing health and beauty benefits - who knew these tiny things were so good for you.
another great reason to have radishes is that they are really quick and easy to grow yourself. they don't need a lot of space, and after sowing the seed, 6 weeks later you'll have a good selection of radishes to eat up. you can also plant them throughout most of the year because there are so many different varieties - so you can eat them all year round!
the taste is so fresh, and so summery and the great combination of crispy and sweet that is perfect in a vegetable.
i've been experimenting (well sort of) with using them in different ways, all as fresh and raw as possible to help retain the goodness.
♥ used in a green smoothie. it adds a delicious, almost aniseed, freshness to this morning beverage. this particular one was amazing, it had a bag of rocket & mizuna leaves, 2 large radishes, 2 nectarines, 1 banana, 1-2sp maple syrup, linseeds, water - amazing!
♥ thinly sliced on top of a spinach, mackerel, tomato and goats cheese salad - a great little addition!
to sum up; i love radishes! they will forever be in my fridge, and i can't wait for our own allotment radishes to be ready to eat!
currently listening to: carnies by martina topley bird