Radishes are wonderful

Do you remember singing the song about sandwiches? My middle son would ONLY eat sandwiches when we lived in Oradara, Burkina Faso; the vegetables were limited to onions, eggplant and tomato with an occasional carrot or bean. We became frutarians due to supply and demand!

Now, we live in heaven with such an abundant supply of vegetables. I’m always experimenting with new recipes and would like to pass on another one to you! First, you need to sing the sandwich song with these words: Radishes are beautiful, radishes are fine, I like radishes, I eat them all the time. I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch. If I had a hundred radishes I’d eat them all at once! Haha.

We have hundreds of radishes since the heat ratcheted up to 90 degrees last week. I got on my bike and delivered extra radishes to friends! The recipe takes a twist from Martha Stewart’s Cabbage and Radish Slaw with Peanut Dressing.

In a blender: 1 inch of fresh ginger
3-4 green onions
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 rice wine vinegar ( I used tamarine juice )
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
3 Tablespoons brown sugar or sweeten to taste with honey, etc
up to 1/4 cup oil
Pour sauce over 3-4 cups sliced radishes or more and toss

We will be harvesting radishes fast and furious. Their green tops will be clipped in order for them to keep fresher for pickup. You can buy a dozen rosy radishes for a friend and then sing them the song!

The rest of the harvest should include: Dark Lollo Rossa head lettuce, salad mix, pac choi, mizuna, carrots, green onions, and herbs.

I made a most delicious nettle soup with the remaining nettles that folks opted not to take. Oh my goodness! It was wonderful. I should probably make some for tasting so that the timid folks could take the plunge!