Every season, I let a few of my radish plants flower and seed. Some I leave to collect seed for next season, and some I leave to harvest the pods. Amid this tangled mess of vines is a handful of daikon radish plants — plants that had grown over 4 feet tall, full of little [...]
If I had to choose one foolproof edible for a first-time gardener to grow, I’d choose the radish. Quick to germinate and quick to bulb, the radish (Raphanus sativus) is part of the brassica family of vegetables — up there with broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and all the things that are good for you.
Sometimes, you just don’t have time to wait around for your pickles to pickle before you can eat them. For those times, there’s quick pickles. Well, quick enough, anyway… These are my favorite quick pickles to make — deliciously tangy in just a few hours and scrumptiously served with the barbecue platter of your choice. [...]
When I think of spring, I think of this salad. Fresh, green, earthy, full of life. Luckily for us southern climates, winter tends to feel like spring most days, so I’ve had the ingredients for this salad growing in my garden all season and this recipe makes perfect use of them. As the superstar of [...]
One day’s harvest over the weekend… Bidwell casaba melon, Japanese Summer Top cucumber, Purple Plum and White Hailstone radishes, Striata d’Italia zucchini, Red Zebra tomatoes, Sweet Chocolate bell peppers (the first ripe ones this season!), Poona Kheera cucumber, Strie Patisson Melange squash, and a pair of crisp golden apples. Now I just need to go [...]
It probably doesn’t look like your average camp food. But before I left on a camping trip this past weekend, I raided the garden for some fresh grub to go alongside our chicken and steaks. It’s impressive how many meals you can make out of one harvest!
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!