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Watermelon Radish 3 Ways

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Watermelon Radishes are gorgeous, and perfectly delicious just as they are! They have a nice crunch and a clean taste with just a little kick. Here are a few simple ways to enjoy them: As an addition to a salad, peel the radish and grate it. Toss with leafy greens, grated carrot, cabbage, or any [...]

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Daikon

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Daikon is the tiny cubed white vegetable in miso soup. In Punjabi cuisine, it is called “mooli,” and in Eastern Europe it is “white radish,” often served with sour cream dressings. An extremely versatile vegetable that takes well to being cooked, pickled, or eaten raw.

Preparation Tips

Peel and slice, or dice. A Japanese secret to keeping daikon white while cooking is to boil it in the water used to wash rice.

Storage Tips

Keep daikon in a plastic bag in the fridge. This root veggie is still good even if it gets a little limp. Lasts for two weeks.
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Buttered Radishes

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Adapted from eatingclubvancouver.com INGREDIENTS 1–2 watermelon radishes 1 tablespoon butter (or more as needed) 1–2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped (optional) Salt to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon or so) PREPARATION Scrub radishes well and remove tops and tips. Thinly slice radishes (around 1/8-inch thick). Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, and [...]

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Asian Style Black Spanish Radish

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Recipe Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil .75- 1 lb Spanish radishes, cut in 1/4 inch cubes 1 small onion diced 1/4 cup rice wine or white wine vinegar 1/4 cup water About 2 teaspoons honey PREPARATION Sauté onion and radishes in 1 tablespoon oil for 2 minutes. [...]

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What’s in Season December 2013

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Here’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in December by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region. East The cold brings some delicious and exotic-looking produce! Expect to start seeing a steady [...]

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Radish and Greens Risotto

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Recipe by Delilah’s Farm for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup radishes, cut in half then into thin strips 1 cup greens (spinach, dandelion greens, chard, etc.), coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine [...]

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What’s in Season October 2013

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Here’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in October by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region. EAST Jackets have come out of the closets, and fruit is coming off of the [...]

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Cool Carrot Gazpacho

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Recipe adapted from the New York Times INGREDIENTS 1–1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped (any variety of tomato will work) 2 medium carrots (about 1 cup), well-scrubbed and coarsely chopped 3/4 cup peeled cucumber, deseeded sweet peppers, or radishes, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved 1 tablespoon extra virgin [...]

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Spring Toastie with Herbed Goat Cheese

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup radishes, very thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick, or thinner if you have a mandoline slicer) 1 cup lettuce, torn into large pieces 1/2 cup onion, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons dill, minced 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 small clove garlic, crushed and minced, or [...]

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Cherry Belle Radish

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These radishes are bright red little cherry bombs of zesty radish flavor. They are brilliant served cold or refined sautéed in thyme and butter.

Preparation Tips

Wash before using, trim the little root and leaves. The leafy greens can be used raw or sautéed. Some enjoy radishes simply washed, trimmed, salted, and eaten. Thinly sliced or grated, they add crunch and flavor to salads and slaws. Many Europeans enjoy radish sandwiches, with thinly sliced raw radishes on delicious bread with sweet butter.

Storage Tips

Summer and winter radishes store well in the refrigerator for 1–2 weeks once the tops have been removed. Store greens separately for 2–3 days.
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Honey-Pickled Radishes

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 bunch radishes 1 cup water 1 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons sea salt, or smoked sea salt 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 cloves garlic 1 sprig fresh dill PREPARATION Wash radishes well, trim off the stems and roots, then cut [...]

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Creamy Radish Dip

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese 2 oz feta chees 3/4 cup finely chopped radish 1/4 finely diced red onion ground pepper to taste PREPARATION Allow cream cheese to warm to room temperature and combine with feta cheese. Cream with spoon. If you prefer a smoother consistency, combine radishes, [...]

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Black Radish

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The Black Radish or Spanish Radish is known as Gros Noir d ‘Hiver (big black winter) in French – as this radish is a winter variety. Black skin and hot white flesh – yowza!

Preparation Tips

Wash before using, trim the little root and leaves. The leafy greens can be used raw or sautéed.

Storage Tips

Radishes keep for about two weeks in the crisper drawer of the fridge.
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Beauty Heart Radish

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The Beauty Heart Radish is also known as a watermelon radish. This white radish has a secret inside – beautiful pink flesh – with a mild peppery flavor. It can be used raw or cooked.

Preparation Tips

Wash before using, trim the little root and leaves. The leafy greens can be used raw or sautéed.

Storage Tips

Radishes keep for about two weeks in the crisper drawer of the fridge.
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Asian Noodle Salad with Radishes & Greens

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 4 servings (8 ounce) your favorite whole wheat, soba, or rice noodle 1 bunch spinach, chard, beet, or radish greens roughly chopped 1/2 pound radishes, sliced thinly in rounds 1/2 cup black or white sesame seeds Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (optional) 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari 3 [...]

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Winter Radish Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

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Adapted from foodnetwork.com INGREDIENTS 1 bunch/head of salad greens (baby spinach, butter lettuce, arugula, endive, living cress, etc.), approximately 4–6 cups 1 cup radishes, very thinly sliced (using food processor or mandoline) 1 apple or pear, cored and finely diced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon shallot or onion, minced [...]

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Potato-Radish Gratin

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Adapted from beetsandpotatoes.blogspot.com INGREDIENTS 4 cups potatoes and radishes, thinly sliced (about 1/8-inch thick) 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoon melted butter 1 cup milk, half-and-half, or cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 cup grated cheese, divided (Gruyère or sharp cheddar) PREPARATION Preheat the oven to [...]

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Radish Confetti Salad

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 bunch radishes 1 1/2 lb carrots 1/4 cup Fresh feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup olive oil 2-3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint 2 Tbsp choppped fresh parsley salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Finely chop or grate radishes and carrots. Add chopped herbs [...]

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Ravishing Roots and Glamorous Grains

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup radishes, sliced (in half or 1/2-inch diagonal slices) 3/4 cup beets, roasted and cut in bite-size chunks (see box) 2 cups cooked quinoa, rice, farro, bulgar, or grain of choice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 green garlic bulb (aka “spring garlic”), minced (or [...]

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Refrigerator Pickles

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Recipe by The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 3 cups cucumbers, radishes, and/or carrots, thinly sliced (approximately 1/4-inch) 1 cup onion, very thinly sliced 2–3 fresh chili peppers, mild to medium-hot, such as Anaheim, Cubanelle, or Poblano peppers, sliced in half or quarters lengthwise, stems and seeds removed (optional) 1 cup rice vinegar (apple cider vinegar and white [...]

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Radish

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Radishes range from spicy to mild to earthy. They come in all shapes, sizes, and a wide variety of colors: lipstick red, purple, pink, white, and even black. Uses for Radishes (they’re not just a garnish!) Some enjoy radishes simply washed, trimmed, salted, and eaten. Thinly sliced or grated, they add crunch and flavor to [...]

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Braised Black Spanish Radishes With Pecorino

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Adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 to 1-1/2 lbs radishes (trimmed, peeled, and cut into chunks) 3/4 cup or more white wine 1 teaspoon crushed or powdered chile de arbol dried peppers 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (finely chopped, divided) 1 tablespoon [...]

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Radish Candy

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By Heidi Lewis Here’s a great idea for a new product—radish-flavored chewing gum! Some reasons why radish-flavored gum would be great: Radishes have great refreshing taste. They have a palate-cleansing effect, leaving you with a sparkly smile. Radishes and their juice are a digestive aid. Radishes have a variety of shapes and sizes and come [...]

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Watermelon Radish

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This heirloom Chinese Daikon radish has a colorful surprise inside! Watermelon radishes are crisp with a mild flavor, slightly peppery with lovely sweet notes. They can be eaten raw or cooked, on their own or paired with a wide variety of foods. Average size of watermelon radishes is about 3 inches in diameter, although they [...]

Preparation Tips

Watermelon radishes are delicious very thinly sliced and added to salads; cut in wedges and roasted in a little olive oil; lightly sautéed in butter; pickled; and more. Pare away any rough skin, but leave tender skin on to enjoy the striking color contrast when sliced.

Storage Tips

Radishes keep best in a plastic bag in the coldest part of the fridge. They will last, on average, 10–14 days.
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Quick Pickled Radishes

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Recipe courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 bunch radishes (any variety will work), greens removed, sliced into rounds or sticks Rice vinegar to cover (about 1 & 1/2 cup) 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Red Chili flakes or whole dried red pepper (optional) PREPARATION Place 3/4 cup of vinegar, sugar and salt [...]

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Pea Shoot and Radish Sandwich

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Recipe by The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 handful of pea shoots, rinsed and dried 3 radishes, thinly sliced into rounds 1 teaspoon brown mustard 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 slices of hearty, whole grain or multigrain bread PREPARATION In a small bowl mix the cream cheese and mustard [...]

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Braised Radishes

Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 bunch of radishes, washed, trimmed, and halved lengthwise 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup broth (vegetable or chicken) 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a [...]

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Radish and Apple Slaw with Citrus Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS Slaw Veggies: 1 cup very thinly sliced radishes 2 cups grated apple (not peeled) 1 cup tangelo segments 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley Citrus Dressing: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon each [...]

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Sunchoke, Beet, and Radish Slaw with Citrus Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS Slaw Veggies: 3/4 cup each sunchokes and beets—raw, peeled, and grated 3/4 cup grated apple (not peeled) 1/2 cup very thinly sliced radish 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Citrus Dressing: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1 [...]

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Kale and Radish Salad

Adapted from www.eatingisart.com INGREDIENTS 12-15 leaves of Lacinato Kale, washed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons honey 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 4 tablespoons lemon juice (one whole lemon) 1 Poblano Pepper, washed, cored, seeds removed, and cut into small pieces. 1 Apple, washed, cored, and cut into small [...]

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Summer Salad with Citrus Infused Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Salad ingredients: 2 heads mini lettuce or 1 large head of lettuce 4 radishes 1/4 bunch cilantro 2 heirloom tomatoes 1 avocado Vinaigrette ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon orange juice, freshly squeezed 1 teaspoon honey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt PREPARATION Wash lettuce and rip [...]

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Cucumber and Radish Yogurt Salad with Mint

INGREDIENTS 2 cucumbers 4 radishes 2 tablespoons red onion, minced 1 cup Greek style plain yogurt (such as Fage or Oikos) 2 tablespoons spearmint, minced 1 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION Cucumbers: peel, cut off the ends, quarter lengthwise, remove the seeds, and thinly slice. Radishes: remove ends, cut in half and [...]

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Black Radish and Carrot Salad with Lemon-Dijon Dressing

INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 2 black radishes peeled, trimmed, and grated 2 carrots, peeled, trimmed, and grated 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION Prepare dressing: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together lemon juice and mustard, then [...]

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Spicy Savoy, Purple Carrot, Kohlrabi and Daikon Radish Slaw

Adapted from Gourmet INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh serrano chile (including seeds) (optional if you want to spice it up!) 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced (4 cups) 2 purple carrots, [...]

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Simple Satisfying Salad

Simple Satisfying Salad INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 head of red butter lettuce 6 radishes, rinsed and thinly sliced 1 cup of prepared chili beans 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced Balsamic Vinaigrette: ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Wash [...]

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Sweet English Cucumber and Watermelon Daikon Radish Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 English cucumber 1 watermelon daikon radish 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon olive oil PREPARATION Peel cucumber, cut it in half lengthwise and slice in 1/4 inch thick half-moon shaped pieces. Scrub the radish, remove last ¼ inch and first ¼ inch. Cut the radish in [...]

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Radish-Cabbage Coleslaw


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Adapted from Gourmet INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pound cabbage, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups) 6-8 radishes, cut into thin matchsticks 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons honey mustard 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper PREPARATION Toss cabbage with salt in a large bowl and let stand, stirring occasionally, [...]

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