Thursday, June 05, 2008
Can we talk about.........radishes?
Ok, bear with me here, and if you are not interested in the least about radishes, please feel free to click right to somewhere else but I really need to talk about these odd little root vegetables for a minute. Reason number one is, I really am looking for diversions and number 2 is....well it's an odd little thing that I've never given much thought to.
This all came about because someone gave me a bag of vegetables from her garden, a cucumber, bell peppers, a few squash and a little bag of radishes. When I was little I remember not wanting them on my salad because they were hot to me. And I guess I don't remember ever buying radishes, which is weird since I love salad so much and they are really good to me in salads now. Out of curiosity and because, like I said, I need to take my mind to other places, I looked up the radish and found some interesting things.
According to this site the radish is the root of a plant closely related to the mustard plant. They are a great source of vitamin C and other minerals. You can add radishes to vegetable drinks to add spice. In this form they can help clear sinuses and soothe a sore throat.
And because of their flavor they can bring out interesting flavors in other foods. WHO knew?