Homegrown Radish Salad

Monday, 15 July 2013

Well hello from tropical London! We are now into a second week of temperatures into the low 30s Celsius. The new barbeque has been working overtime, we've been eating almost every meal in the garden and generally enjoying a more outdoorsy kind of life. 

The digital garden is looking great and I'm starting to see the fruits of my labour.  Remember the radish seeds from early spring?


They now look like this...


I've developed a bit of a passion for radishes over the last year, having them raw in my lunchtime salad most days. That's why I decided to have a go at growing my own from seed this season. And they've done surprisingly well! 

I read somewhere online that radishes are ready to pull up when you can see about an inch diameter of the bulb/root, so when I saw this at the weekend, I knew it was time for these babies to come up...


You need to catch them before they flower, so I was just in time...


I already had in mind a radish recipe to try that I'd seen on Sarah's blog over at A Beach Cottage. She posted it back in our wintertime, when Australia was enjoying its own hot, hot summer. So here's my version...



Radish Salad

Ingredients
Finely sliced radishes
Sour cream
Salt & pepper
Chopped chives
Lemon juice
Sugar
Instructions
1. Mix half a cup of sour cream, half a teaspoon of sugar, juice of a lemon and a handful of chopped
in bowl
2. Add a bunch of chopped radishes, season and mix
3. Sprinkle with more chives

I didn't quite have a bunch of radishes (yet ~ there are more not yet ready to be pulled up) so I scaled all the quantities down a bit.




The chives too were cut from my herb garden...





Radishes are really easy to grow from scratch and they're a fresh and tasty salad option. Next up, all being well, cherry tomatoes and possibly some broccoli - I'll keep you posted!

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