Friday, February 19, 2010

Old McDonald Ain't Got Nothing On Us

"The fruits do not yield their true flavor to the purchaser of them, nor to him who raises them for the market. There is but one way to obtain it, yet few take that way. If you would know the flavor of huckleberries, ask the cow-boy or the partridge. It is a vulgar error to suppose that you have tasted huckleberries who never plucked them."
- Henry David Thoreau (Walden)


Today we picked our first radishes. I didn't think anything could be as satisfying as pulling my first carrot out of the ground, but this definitely felt great. The bed was covered in green leaves with no signs of red so when I was told to pull one I had no idea what to expect.

The color was incredible. I can't believe these colors exist in real life. Once Matt rinsed it, the color took HD and Blue Ray and just blew them away.

The only thing better than pulling the radishes out of the ground was the taste. It's a crunchy texture with a surprising little kick to it too. Don't forget you can eat the entire plant from the green leaf all the way down. Once you bite into the radish you can see the contrast of red and white...gorgeous.

Radish (Raphanus Sativus) is a root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. It's amazing how many vegetables we eat come from the Brassicaceae family: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Radish, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, turnips, and tons others.


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