Friday, October 3, 2014

Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?


A sea creature of some sort?  The interior of a geode? No, it's a giant radish -- white outside with this lovely pinkish-purple interior.

It was hiding in my garden under far too many weeds, along with some very snazzy looking red carrots and a few cucumbers. ( I've been cleaning up the garden a bit these past few days -- hauling off piles of weeds and attempting to restore of bit of order to my little corner of the universe. ) 

The radishes -- which should probably have been harvested long since -- are still tasty and mild -- so I used them for a salad. 


The slices are so pretty . . .


We've had excellent cucumbers this year and, amazingly enough, they are still bearing.  I've grown completely enamored of simple salads composed of thin crisp slices of cucumber along with slivers of sweet red peppers and purple onions. They need nothing more than a drizzle of sesame oil, a splash of sweet rice vinegar, and a sprinkle of garlic salt. 


Adding the radishes and carrots turned this simple salad into a fiesta in a bowl!

Ole!


6 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's a beautiful radish and salad! Quite colorful!

Thérèse said...

You should have set a quiz...
I would have never never guessed what it is. So beautiful and so good.

Juliet Batten said...

How very surprising to see the radish. I always think those last vegetables of the season are extra precious.

Frances said...

Oh Vicki, that salad looks fantastic! I have made a note of the ingredients...and particularly your dressing idea for it.

Your geode radishes are gorgeous!

I'm off to the farmers market later today. Maybe I'll find some riches there.

xo

Suz said...

when's lunch?

Brian Miller said...

yum i bet that tastes good....what a cool pattern and structure inside...even in the second shot it looks a bit like a geode