Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yummy Goodness

I am not a fan of radishes. They are just the wrong kind of spicy. They taste like a cold sort of hot to me. Not going to go out of my way to eat a radish. The good thing about radishes is how easy they are to grow. Throw the seeds on the ground, add a little bit of water, and in a couple of weeks I have a bunch of radishes I don't really want to eat.

If radishes tasted better, they would be the perfect vegetable to get kids into gardening. They are fast and easy to grow. Unfortunatly, I don't know of any child that will willingly eat a radish.

Manly Man eats radishes with lots of salt and pepper. However, he only eats them about once or twice a year. This does not really work out too well with home grown radishes as all of them are ready to eat at the same time. One packet of radish seeds makes about a bazillion radishes. I know, I know succession planting, but what is the fun in doing it right.

Somewhere on the interweb, I read about people in some other country eating radishes for breakfast on bread and butter. So last spring I picked a couple of radishes sliced them and put them in a bread and butter sandwich. Now this was real butter and good wheat bread. Mmmmm yummy. They don't even taste like radishes. You really have to try this. Now I can't wait until the radishes are ready to pull. Today I picked three and had my first radish/butter sandwich. Manly Man may never get another radish.

Just now, I found someone else on the Internet who eats radishes with dab of butter and some sea salt. Going to give that a try tomorrow.

Any veggies that just don't do it for you?

I can see by the first couple of comments that we are going to need to vote on radishes. Now you can go to the poll right over there on the side bar. I will not vote as I have already made my opinion clear as mud.


  1. I don't like asparagas. I know I am probably a rare sort but I just never liked it. I will eat radishes in a salad. Chopped up of course(-:

  2. I despise celery. Don't like the taste, smell, sound, feel, or look of it. In high school I was a grocery store checker and Thanksgiving was traumatic for me. I had to touchthe stuff and I swear I could smell it waiting in the next cart to be rung up on a busy day.

    I do like radishes and even liked them as a kid. Some are too hot but most are crisp and spicy. I eat them plain but do peal a good part of the red off since the white is my favorite part. I am sure my mom will have a tray of cut veggies on Thanksgiving and there will be radishes!

  3. Cindee, asparagus is a love it or hate if veggie. I happen to love it, but it does make my pee smell funny. Maybe I should offer some of these radishes up to those of you who like them.

    my little family, I would call your celery aversion pathologic. That is the worst case of veggie dislike I have ever heard of.

    So far Radishes 2 Aunt Debbi 0

  4. Are you a mind reader Debbi?? I was just thinking about radishes this morning as I need to sow another crop. Both Ferals here will eat them straight out of the ground (well foam container of dirt) but rush to the tap for water right after.
    Hubby said they used to smother them in salt at the pub and eat them with beer. (He grew up in a country town, weird).
    I am definitely going to try the bread and butter thing with my next crop.
    LOL at My Little Family. Does anyone really like celery? But your aversion rivals mine to choko. *shudder*

  5. Foxy, I had to go look choko up on wiki. Never heard of it before.

    Radishes - 3
    Aunt Debbi - 0

    Vote y'all srsly

  6. Hmmm...I don't think I've met a vegetable yet that I really didn't like. I love radishes :) We planted a bunch, I was rubbing my hands in glee...we ended up with huge plants and itty bitty dry roots. Argh!

  7. Blossom that sucks. about every third one I pull up has a puny root.

  8. LOVE radishes with butter--very French! We make an orange radish salad--thinly sliced radishes and chopped oranges or mandarins. The sweetness of the fruit cuts the bite of the radishes. As for veggies I don't like--why did God create celeery??? I can smell it in soup stock a mile away--can't stand it.

  9. Curmudgeon, France must have been the country I was reading about.

    Radishes - 4
    Aunt Debbi - 0
    Celery - -2

    I will give the salad a try.

  10. Fry up some bacon, remove it from the pan. Into the hot bacon grease, throw some fresh spinach, or greens of your choice, some onion, and thinly sliced radishes. Saute until greens are wilted, just a couple of minutes. Crumble bacon on top and serve. Top off with pepper vinegar!

  11. Hi Deb - strange how we've chosen to post on our unfavourite foods so close together!

    I'm indifferent to radishes, but as you know, sprouts are a different matter...

  12. Radishes are exactly what I used to get my oldest son interested. He's now 36 and loving his home grown tomatoes. We didn't eat that many radishes--but the young boy LOVED to pick them!

  13. I love radishes but I don't find them that easy to grow well. Can't stand Okra though - weird and gooey. Shudder!

  14. Shibaguyz, From reading your blog, I and can see that:)

    VP, That was kind of funny. I don't like sprouts either.

    Meadowview, they are fun to grow and pick. I just wish they tasted better.

    Easygardener, Okra is wonderful fried and in gumbo. Boil or with tomatoes - Yuck.

  15. Until I got half way down your post, I was thinking 'butter, butter, butter'!

    I have eaten radishes for breakfast in France, not on bread and butter, but by cutting them into chunks and putting a dab of butter on each bite as you go - lovely. A refreshing start to the day.

    Maybe it was the French coffee that made it extra special. I brought some of that home with me but it didn't taste the same in England. Something to do with the water?

    But there are also different radishes - with a range of shapes, sizes and flavours. It's worth experimenting until you find one that suits your palate.

    And it's satisfying to grow something that comes up quickly and without effort. If only the tops were as interesting as carrots!


    P.S. Absolutely HATE broad beans. Even the smell of them cooking makes me feel sick.


  16. Lucy C. Apparently I am not growing the right radishes or the radishes taste very different here in Texas.

    Radishes = 10
    Aunt Debbi = 0
    Celery still = -2

  17. I'm not crazy about radishes, as they give me heartburn. I love bell peppers, but acid reflux beckons again. The same with broccoli. So though I love them, they certainly don't love me!

  18. Brenda, thankfully I do not get heartburn anymore. Not sure why it went away, but it did. My radish issues are all in the tastebuds.

  19. Brenda, thankfully I do not get heartburn anymore. Not sure why it went away, but it did. My radish issues are all in the tastebuds.