Flu-fighting Winter Root Salad Dressing

The Challenge The challenge to keep our diet full of diversity and variety is a little harder in the winter without access to all the fresh fruits and vegetable varieties from the local farms, markets and our own garden. But, even in the simple task of trying to stay healthy during the winter months when…

Fruits and roots: Malanga rhubarb medley

Malanga at the store There are 2 varieties of malanga at the market where I buy it. One is long and skinny, the other looks more round like a potato (with hairy skin). I had some fresh rhubarb, so I thought, I should make some fruits and roots. And that is how the malanga rhubarb…

Radish mini challenge: #5 Rosa radish

Rosa radishes, the 5th radish in our challenge. It is getting harder to find new radishes at the store. Next stop, the farmers market! These rosa radishes are such a pretty pink color and pretty large. Not too spicy, these ones we just snacked on and chopped up in our salads. I think I need…

Radish mini challenge: #4 French Breakfast radish

Radish #4 in our radish mini challenge is the French breakfast radish. Typically this radish has been served with toast and butter for. . . breakfast of course. I’m not a fan of butter on my radishes, but shredded radishes in a tortilla wrap or on a sandwich is a nice treat.

Radish mini challenge: #3 Cherry Belle radish

Cherry belle radishes- radish #3 in the mini challenge. I wonder how many varieties I will be able to find this summer. These cherry belle radishes are easily found at our local grocery stores. They are a nice large mild tasting radish. We served some with our dinner salad, but we also cooked them up…

Rutabaga

If you’ve ever read the children’s book Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, you might say the whole book might have been better off if the above mentioned bibbed pigs would have just ate it cover and all, and the stories could have finished right there. We had a copy when my daughter was growing up,…

Radish mini challenge: #2 Daikon radish with Culantro

Daikon radish Daikon radish is not a new radish to us. It is actually one of our favorites. It is a mild tasting radish, easy to snack on. The kids like it raw and pickled, or served in soups and salads, and with veggie dip. I think its a favorite because it is nice and…

Radish mini challenge: #1 The Cincinnati radish

In the effort to increase diversity, one mini challenge is to pick different varieties of the vegetables that we eat all the time. So, we have the Radish mini challenge. Our first radish of the challenge: the cincinnati radish. It is a red icicle type radish, and we are going to use it in salad….

How To Eat Beets: History, Planting Instructions, Nutrition and Recipes

Mangles, Sugar Beets, Garden Beets, Chard, and Perpetual Spinach … What’s the diff? The beet is a master of variety. While plants like lettuce or the tomato might vary in characteristics of its edible part, each beet type emphasizes a different use of the plant. Chard for example emphasizes the edible leaves and so the…