What’s in Season? Radishes

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By Larissa Phillips

With our national sweet tooth, it’s hard to imagine children being interested in a sharp and spicy radish. But this fast-growing fireball of the vegetable world is actually completely child-friendly. It goes from seed to harvest in as little as three weeks.

Plus, pulling beautiful ruby-red nuggets from the ground is a sensory experience to remember. For many children the eating part of the radish experience will come later.

But that’s OK; kids can take pride in watching their parents slicing their harvest into salads (sprinkle with salt and lemon juice if they are too spicy), or indulging in one of my all-time favorite springtime treats: spicy French breakfast radishes laid on a buttered slice of crusty baguette, sprinkled with sea salt.

Let the harvest season begin!