Friday, July 30, 2010

300 Radishes? Are you CRAZY!

My newest "follower" (Hi! Thyme2gardennow) very nicely questioned my decision to plant over 300 radishes! And I was about to respond that I have a great recipe posted about last year's radishes...but after a quick search I realized that I never posted the recipe! So, to explain why I would plant so many radishes...I planted about 60 last year. They all were ready at the same time. Unable to eat more than just a handful I went in search of a recipe. I found a great one called Rosy Radish Relish posted by gardenlad at gardenweb

I was just learning how to can and loved the ease of this recipe.

Rosy Radish Relish

3 cups stemmed radishes
2 large ribs of celery
1 large red onion
2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tbls mustard seed
2 tsp dill seed
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 cup vinegar
2 tbls prepared horseradish

Put radishes, celery, and onion through course blade of grinder (or chop
finely). Mix with remaining ingredients and let stand for 3 hours.
In large pot, bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes. Pour into hot jars
(pints or 1/2 pints) leaving 1/2 inch head space. Apply lids and
process jars in hot water bath for 20 minutes.

It's a very simple recipe and even a newbie at canning will be able to complete this recipe. My 60~ish radishes made just one batch last year. The relish was such a hit that within just a couple months it was completely gone. This time, Hubby wants enough to last the whole year.


thyme2garden said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I've never thought about making relish with radishes, but I can imagine that it would be tasty. Hmm... I might have to go plant more radishes for this fall. So far, I only have about 20 planted.

Dana said...

love gardening myself and radishes seem to be one plant i can produce without fail.

I just started my blog, I came from the 70-80's so this is fresh and really new to me. "Heck" I just accomplished Face book now its blogging!

Marty said...

Boiled Radishes are great! I use this recipe and instead of water, I use chicken broth. Yummy and would probably can easily too.,1650,147177-231203,00.html

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Tobias said...

Nice story and recipe, I have not made a radish relish before have done many others including green tomato chutney, red tomato chutney, plume chucnie, pear chutney cucumber relish will try your recipe next year

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Mmmm, radish, one of the most easiest and overlooked veges there is. There once was a day when everyone had radishes in their garden but that may have just been a kiwi thing as we were taught to grow them at school.