25 Jun Rainbow Radish Slaw
This summer I’d like to visit as many farmers’ markets as possible. We’re going to map it out and see how many we can cover off. Our first stop was the Junction Farmer’s Market. Although small compared to other markets, such as BrickWorks, there’s a friendly vibe among the 21 vendors. You almost want to buy something from everyone.
One of the first things that caught my eye was a bunch of bright multi-coloured radishes. These orbs came in white, pink, red and purple. A young girl of ten, who was selling them with her parents, said they were the best radishes ever. I just couldn’t resist her sales pitch. She also explained that the white ones had the most heat. I couldn’t wait to find out.
Having grown up in parts of the world where radishes weren’t common, I confess that I was at a bit of a loss when I got home. I wanted something quick and easy that would bring out the true flavour of the radish. I set off to make a slaw. In the process I tried a whole white radish. The young girl was right. The radish burned the back of my throat. It felt similar to a sinus-cleansing wasabi experience.
What’s your favourite farmers’ market? How do you eat radishes?
p.s. I’m back to blogging after travelling over the past couple of months. Watch for posts on travel eats related to Paris, New York and Ottawa.