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Offline duh

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What's in the veggie garden?
« on: Apr 17, 2017, 10:28:44 AM »
So far about half of my organic, modified blue lake green beans have come up.  I'll give the other half about another week to make it.  The rain has been doing a great job of keeping them moist in the tire planters. 

What do you have in our garden so far.

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2017, 03:12:27 PM »
Gosh that's great.  All I've got out there so far is green peas.  I might wait a week to put out blue lakes.

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2017, 10:53:49 AM »
I'm thinking about radishes if i can come up with a radish puree.  I can't bite into a radish without any teeth but I used to like them.  I have chives too although they are more of an herb.

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2017, 03:17:47 PM »
What about a radish soup?  I found this online.  Says it takes about 30 minutes to prepare then 30 minutes to cook.

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2014
In this creamy radish soup recipe, radishes are sautéed and pureed with potato, creating a velvety, healthy soup. Cooking radishes also tones down any bitterness, while leaving plenty of sweet, earthy flavors to enjoy. Using smaller radishes will give the soup a pretty pink hue, while larger radishes result in an almost white soup.

By: EatingWell Test Kitchen

Nutrition profile
Bone Health
Gluten-Free
High Calcium
High Fiber
Low Added Sugars
Vegetarian

Ingredients
4 servings


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cups sliced radishes (from 2 bunches), divided
½ cup chopped onion

1 medium Yukon Gold potato (about 8 ounces), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

2 cups low-fat milk

½ teaspoon salt
¼- ½ teaspoon white or black pepper
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh radish greens or parsley


Preparation

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1¾ cups radishes and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are beginning to brown and the radishes are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add potato, milk, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potato is tender, about 5 minutes more. Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender (or in the pan with an immersion blender) until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Slice the remaining ¼ cup radishes into matchsticks. Serve each portion of soup topped with 1 tablespoon sour cream, some radish matchsticks and a sprinkling of radish greens (or parsley).

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2017, 03:25:02 PM »
One reviewer said she pulled a bunch of radishes from her garden, chopped and sautéed with a chopped onion, added 2 cups milks, cooked until soft and smooth, added matchstick garnish and parsley - totally left out sour cream and said she didn't miss it at all.  Said she got 4 nice sized servings.

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07:57:08 PM »
These sound good, Sheri.
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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2017, 11:11:17 AM »
Yes they do sound very good.  I'll be adding these to my recipes to try.  And I'm going to buy some seeds for radishes.  I love potatoes to begin with so this will be great.

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Re: What's in the veggie garden?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2018, 11:00:56 PM »
Gosh it’s been a year since we posted here.

I’ve got radishes coming up again.  Maybe I’ll try this recipe.

Today I fixed the raised bed for potatoes that I’ll put out Saturday.