Ferment those radishes into delicious pickles!

Do you like real cucumber pickles? Not the "quick pickles" made with a hot vinegar solution and canning, but the really yummy kind you get out of a barrel at the deli? Well those are made by fermentation, and I made a happy discovery last year that turnips, radishes and celery root ferment into the [...]

By | 2014-03-10T16:07:08+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Tips & Techniques|Comments Off on Ferment those radishes into delicious pickles!

Parsnip Soup with Curry Spices

Warm curry spices balance the apple-sweet flavor of parsnip, a delicious winter vegetable that is often overlooked. Serve the soup by itself or with a few spoonfuls of cooked brown rice added to each bowl. Although I usually serve this soup hot, it makes a good cold soup as well, perhaps for an especially warm [...]

By | 2013-02-12T14:34:59+00:00 February 12th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

White Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried small white beans, cannellini or Great Northern, or 1 15-ounce can 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon chopped shallot 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts cut in halves ½ bunch kale, stems and ribs [...]

By | 2013-02-12T14:35:13+00:00 February 12th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Israeli Cucumber Salad

Serves 4 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths 1/4 teaspoon sea salt juice of 1 lemon, freshly squeezed 1 large cucumber, or several small, peeled and thinly sliced 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt Garnish: chopped chives 1. Put scallions in a large glass or wooden bowl, then [...]

By | 2012-09-15T22:44:02+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments

Radish Olive Crostini

From a beautiful book called Ripe by Cheryl Rule. If you get the chance, take a look at this book -- beautiful photography and great recipes! Makes about 18 toasts if using a half baguette 1/2-inch thick slices of French baguette softened butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup Kalamata olives 1-2 bunches radishes, scrubbed, trimmed, and [...]

By | 2012-09-15T22:54:17+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|Recipes|0 Comments