Friday, February 24, 2012

Radishes with Fromager d'Affinois

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I'm so excited! My radishes are ready! This year I planted French breakfast radishes (Raphanus sativus) mid January. We had cool wet days, perfect weather for radishes in Texas.

The squirrels have had a field day this year. They dug up half my garden which I planted with spinach, kale, beets, potatoes and various types of lettuce. They even rearranged my spring bulbs. There's a daffodil in the middle of my parsley!

crackers or bread
*Fromager d' Affinois or brie
radishes, sliced
green onions, sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Spread the cheese on the bread or crackers. Top with a layer of sliced radishes. Sprinkle with sliced green onion and dust with salt and pepper, to taste.

*Fromager d'Affinois is a very creamy, brie-like cheese with a soft delicate tasting rind. 


smbp said...

So jealous! We won't be plantng our cold weather spring crops until April....your radishes are beautiful, have you ever tried the easter egg radish variety; they come in the prettiest colors!

Love this simple recipe, can't wait to try it once my radishes are ready!

Gerlinde in Washington said...

Yes, I do have the easter egg variety! I planted a few rows yesterday.

Most of my planting is done at the beginning of the year when there's rain (with a second planting early fall). By June you may as well forget it unless you are willing to deal with plus 100°F and drought.

I try my best to use as little water as possible. Last year was so hot we broke several records, and I lost my lawn. At the moment I'm looking into drought tolerant native grasses which only require about a 1/4 inch or so of water per month.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful little radishes. It's such a simple, elegant meal. I like my radishes on baguette with butter. I've never had a sandwich with radishes and cheese. I'll have to try it.

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