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A fall tour… the south field

December 1, 2011

All of Sean’s toys are nicely parked and out of the way, for now.  They don’t stay still for very long.  He can pretend it is work all he wants, but I know the truth.  Today we are touring the south field, which is where we keep the radishes among other things. I was not really a fan of radishes before, they had more of a bite to them than I liked.  But I have changed my mind, or palate apparently, because lately I have been cutting them up and throwing them in with everything… salads, quinoa, cous cous.  My grandfather used to always have a few cut up radishes with a little butter and salt before dinner, which I think of every time I prepare them.  He still likes them, and now I can join in (maybe skipping the butter).  Here is a peek at what is going on in the south field…

Easter Egg Radishes…

French Breakfast Radishes…

New baby radishes starting to come up…  (we stagger our planting so that there is always something ready for picking)

Cilantro…

Scarlet Queen Turnips…

Hakurei Turnips…

 

Dill…

Garlic…

Menegi Onions…

And all around the field, citrus!!  I try every year to wait patiently for the citrus season to start, but it isn’t easy.   Fortunately we have our wonderful Meyer Lemons already ripe and at the markets, and starting this coming Saturday at the Old Town Scottsdale Market we will have…

Grapefruit!!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2011 7:41 pm

    my grandmother used to do the butter and salt thing too and let us snack on those while she prepared dinner. thanks for reminding me of those radishes memories!

  2. Pam Tulman permalink
    December 2, 2011 2:01 am

    Love today’s blog! How pretty…the different radishes and their beautiful colors! I am waiting for my Meyer lemons to turn totally yellow…still have a slight tinge of pale green!

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