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Five Things Friday

Heart-shaped radish

The five little things that made my week…

1. This radish that my husband plucked for me.

Radish seed pods

2. A new harvest of radish pods…

Making radish pod pickles

3. Which I turned into this.

Pink plumeria blossoms

4. Years ago, the previous homeowners brought home a little slice of Kauai to plant in the backyard… and now the plumerias are in full bloom! This one smells like cinnamon.

White plumeria blossoms

5. And this one smells like a sweet Hawaiian lei.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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    Carolyn Valdez
    July 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love the flowers and the heart radish! I’m fascinated by your pickled radish pods recipe – I’ll have to try it this year! My plants always go crazy and go to seed when I’m not looking…

    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      July 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      I couldn’t eat my radishes fast enough… so I let the last ones go to seed and the pods are such a great bonus!

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    July 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

    A little romance found within the garden-love it!


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