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Title: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 19, 2011, 05:47:05 PM
Unlike the previous 3 years all my radish seeds sprouted and now I have an over abundance.  Plus eating more than 3 or 4 at a time causes my sinus cavities to seal up tight.  Has anybody ever tried processing them into a horseradish type stuff I can preserve?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tschmidlin on April 19, 2011, 05:53:48 PM
I haven't, but I would try slicing/drying them, then grinding them into a powder.  Rehydrate with beer of course. :)
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 19, 2011, 05:58:30 PM
Unlike the previous 3 years all my radish seeds sprouted and now I have an over abundance.  Plus eating more than 3 or 4 at a time causes my sinus cavities to seal up tight.  Has anybody ever tried processing them into a horseradish type stuff I can preserve?

Regular radishes? How about pickling them with carrots, jalapeƱos and ginger?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 19, 2011, 06:20:53 PM
Sounds good euge, any suggestions for seasonings?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 19, 2011, 06:28:00 PM
Salt for sure... Garlic cloves, bay leaf, coriander, mustard seed and peppercorns. And some sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: phillamb168 on April 20, 2011, 07:56:30 AM
Don't forget to eat some of them raw, with a dip in good butter, and a quick shake of sea salt. Om nom nom.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on April 20, 2011, 12:55:40 PM
Freshly sliced, they also make a great taco garnish, along with cilantro and lime.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 20, 2011, 02:25:36 PM
I love eating them raw, with or without butter, but I've become allergic to them.  I want to save them until maybe the pollen season is over and I can eat them again.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 26, 2011, 03:55:42 AM
Pulled all of them that weren't seeding already and ended up with 6 pint jars and one quart.  I used 6 cloves of garlic, 16 serrano peppers, mustard seed, peppercorns, salt and of course vinegar. Now I wait a few months to see if this works.  If it does I'll do a buttload in the fall.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 26, 2011, 04:45:46 AM
We need some radish pron!
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: denny on April 26, 2011, 03:37:59 PM
A anybody grow watermelon radishes?

(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2010_01_27-WatermelonRadish.jpg)
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 26, 2011, 03:50:28 PM
A anybody grow watermelon radishes?

(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2010_01_27-WatermelonRadish.jpg)
That's purty.  How big are they?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: denny on April 26, 2011, 04:28:55 PM
From what I've seen, maybe just a bit larger than normal.  I think I'm gonna try to grow some this year.  I LOVE radishes!
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 26, 2011, 04:40:22 PM
When I grew radishes only about a quarter ended up the traditional shape and the rest were long. The soil was pretty heavy though. Probably sand should have made up the bulk of the composition. Also, I might not have watered them at the right intervals. Found that while they were easy to grow, they aren't that easy to grow correctly.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: phillamb168 on April 26, 2011, 04:49:43 PM
From what I've seen, maybe just a bit larger than normal.  I think I'm gonna try to grow some this year.  I LOVE radishes!

What kind of spacing requirements are there? I've perhaps got some room next to my carrots...
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: EHall on April 26, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
If you allergic to them, you should stay away from them... not good if they are 'clogging' you up, but think about if you eat these with something else that you are or are not allergic to... it could cause an even worse reaction... and don't add them to your beer...
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: denny on April 26, 2011, 05:26:23 PM
From what I've seen, maybe just a bit larger than normal.  I think I'm gonna try to grow some this year.  I LOVE radishes!

What kind of spacing requirements are there? I've perhaps got some room next to my carrots...

Never having grown them, I really don't know.  I'd say you just plant them like other radishes, then thin as necessary.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 26, 2011, 05:34:17 PM
We really liked the big white radishes in the Biergartens in Munich.  Those were great with the Mass of Helles, a Bretszel, and some Obatzda.  Yum.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: morticaixavier on April 26, 2011, 10:25:06 PM
From what I've seen, maybe just a bit larger than normal.  I think I'm gonna try to grow some this year.  I LOVE radishes!

What kind of spacing requirements are there? I've perhaps got some room next to my carrots...

Never having grown them, I really don't know.  I'd say you just plant them like other radishes, then thin as necessary.

I got some of these in my CSA box a few weeks ago. They ranged from slightly larger than a 'normal' radish to the size of a pool ball. Sliced them thin and did a quick pickle. yum. also if you slice them thin and float them on cold water they fold up into little rosets. pretty
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 27, 2011, 12:33:17 AM
(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo65/rocdoc1/IMGP0209.jpg)

Voila le pickled radishes
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tubercle on April 27, 2011, 12:37:33 AM
Baked w/butter
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: corkybstewart on April 27, 2011, 12:41:42 AM
If you allergic to them, you should stay away from them... not good if they are 'clogging' you up, but think about if you eat these with something else that you are or are not allergic to... it could cause an even worse reaction... and don't add them to your beer...
I know you're right, but I love them.  It's the same thing with the almonds I grow.  As long as I don't eat but a couple it's no worse than a coarse tickle in my throat.  If I eat more than a few the sinus cavities fill up and the snot starts to flow. 
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 27, 2011, 12:42:40 AM
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Voila le pickled radishes

Nice! I knew you'd come through. They ought to be pretty zippy after a week or so.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: weazletoe on April 27, 2011, 01:04:55 AM
I love a good raddish. Grew a buttload in our garden last year. Raw, in some ranch dressing is my favorite. And nothing beats a good raddish fart!  ;D
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: bluesman on April 27, 2011, 01:16:07 AM
I like'm when you get a little afterburn. I prefer them raw with a dash of salt. Kinda like eating a mini apple. Tasty little red devils.

Great in salads as well.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tubercle on April 27, 2011, 01:23:41 AM
Tubercle grated a few in some homemade pimento cheese once. Different....
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: phillamb168 on April 27, 2011, 03:34:34 PM
Tubercle grated a few in some homemade pimento cheese once. Different....

Where'd tubercle get the recipe for homemade pimenna cheese?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on April 27, 2011, 06:13:41 PM
It's easy. Grate cheddar or American cheese. Mix well with mayonnaise and drained pimentos. Personally, I prefer the store-bought with jalapeƱos.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: jeffy on April 27, 2011, 07:18:16 PM
I resisted posting on this thread up until now.

Gladish likes radish.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tschmidlin on April 27, 2011, 07:29:23 PM
I resisted posting on this thread up until now.

Gladish likes radish.
But do all of the Gladishes like radishes?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: jeffy on April 27, 2011, 08:13:59 PM
I resisted posting on this thread up until now.

Gladish likes radish.
But do all of the Gladishes like radishes?
I'll start a Gladish radish poll and get back to you.
We're pretty omnivorous.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 04:14:24 AM
 Mailman just brought me this months copy of Every Day With Rachel Ray.  :-[ (I swear I only subscribe to it for the pictures!!) On page 23 there is a "recipe" for radishes with mint butter. Basically just mix in 1 1/4 tsp to 4  tbsp of butter, and smear it on a halved radish. I'll have to kick the tires on that one.
  Oh, and for the record, I also subscribe to Taste of Home. Yeah, that's right. I said it. BYO, Taste of Home, and Every Day With Rachel Ray. So what ya gonna do about it?
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: Hokerer on April 29, 2011, 01:46:26 PM
Oh, and for the record, I also subscribe to Taste of Home. Yeah, that's right. I said it. BYO, Taste of Home, and Every Day With Rachel Ray. So what ya gonna do about it?

Take away your mancard and make you wear a dress instead of pants.....   oh wait :(
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: Beer Monger on April 29, 2011, 01:54:37 PM
Oh, and for the record, I also subscribe to Taste of Home. Yeah, that's right. I said it. BYO, Taste of Home, and Every Day With Rachel Ray. So what ya gonna do about it?

Take away your mancard and make you wear a dress instead of pants.....   oh wait :(

Rachel Ray?  Seriously?  She just bugs me.  Like that little annoying fly that keeps flying around your face no matter how many times you swat the damn thing away.  Ungh!
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 01:56:06 PM
Yeah, little annoying HOT fly that you can't stop staring at.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 01:57:51 PM

Take away your mancard and make you wear a dress instead of pants.....   oh wait :(
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It's not a dress it's a kilt. And I already told you guys, I just lost my man card. My replacemant should be here any day now.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: phillamb168 on April 29, 2011, 02:03:07 PM
Yeah, little annoying HOT fly that you can't stop staring at.

I think you mean Giada de Laurentis, no?

Also, you wanna see somebody worse that Rachel Ray?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98

That's right. Sandra Lee. Ol' Escoffier is a-turnin in his grave.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tubercle on April 30, 2011, 12:00:04 AM
The most annoying person on the food network, or TV for that matter, is Paula Deen. Either Stupid or on crack.

#2. Joe Morgan calling a baseball game. I just cut it off and read the box score in the paper the next day.

#3. That man they call Greta Van Susteren on the news.

 
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: gordonstrong on May 01, 2011, 12:58:13 AM
The most annoying person on the food network, or TV for that matter, is Paula Deen. Either Stupid or on crack.

#2. Joe Morgan Tim McCarver calling a baseball game. I just cut it off and read the box score in the paper the next day.

#3. That man they call Greta Van Susteren on the news.

 

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: tubercle on May 01, 2011, 04:48:30 PM
The most annoying person on the food network, or TV for that matter, is Paula Deen. Either Stupid or on crack.

#2. Joe Morgan Tim McCarver calling a baseball game. I just cut it off and read the box score in the paper the next day.

#3. That man they call Greta Van Susteren on the news.

 

Fixed it for you.

 OK, I'll agree...a tie for #2 ;D
Title: Re: Radishes
Post by: euge on May 01, 2011, 05:00:34 PM
If we are talking TV then it's got to be Nancy Grace.