December’s Veggie of the Month – Radishes

CD_Veggie of the month - radishes

If you’re following me on Instagram, (you are, aren’t you?), then you’ve seen LOTS of salad photos with radishes in them.

Since my grandfather introduced me to them about fifty years ago, I’ve been a big fan of radishes.  Especially the round, red and white ones.

Grandpa grew the typical globe-shaped radishes and the white ‘icicle’ variety in his garden every year.  There are LOTS of varieties of radishes.  The Burpee site will prove that.  Click on over and take a look!

I. Love. Radishes.

They are inexpensive and make great additions to a salad.  And, they last a good long time in the refrigerator.

Radishes are colorful (perfect for the Holiday season) and they pack a big flavor.

And when you eat as many salads as I do, you depend on flavor to keep you going.

Radishes are my go-to root vegetable this time of the year.

Join me all of December and incorporate radishes into your salads, veggie trays, and more.

YOUR TURN:  Tell me if you like radishes.  What’s your favorite variety?  And what food dishes do you use them in?  Add your thoughts to the comment section below.

 

Hanging on to Summer … And a new blog about tomatoes.

Tomato garden in the morning

 

My (self-diagnosed) ADD is getting the best of me. : )

Read on for details!

The weather is teasing me with the warm, almost summer-like days.  I love it, don’t get me wrong.  But it cannot last.

Can it?

The tomatoes are still producing as you can see from the photo I took early this morning.  Although the cooler temps and shorter days are making it tough for them to ripen.  I’ll miss the garden goodness, for sure.

Speaking of tomatoes (and ADD), I’ve done another crazy thing and started yet ANOTHER blog.  This one is all about…tomatoes.

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Summertime. And the Livin’ is Easy. (And Full of Color!)

Ahhh, Summertime!

With all the rain we’ve had over the past few weeks, all the plants (and the grass) have been growing like crazy.

The flowers around the patio and in the back-of-the-yard landscape area look the best they’ve ever looked.

As I was watering my container gardens, it dawned on me that this beauty may be short-lived.  I’m a photo-freak so I had to capture this stuff digitally.

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