Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-28
Supermarkets must be noticing that farmers markets are taking some of their business. Several big chain stores here in Southern California are hanging "Locally Grown" signs and adding unusual fruits and vegetables to what is normally a snooze fest of heavily waxed apples and other predictable choices in the produce aisle.
That's where I found these pretty pink radishes, and as soon as I put them in the cart, people started coming over to ask about them. The label says "Cincinnati radishes," and looking around the intertoobz, I discovered that they're actually a rare, heirloom variety. It turns out they taste pretty much the same as the little round red or white varieties, but the greens are spicy, more flavorful than I expected. Definitely worth a try, if you happen to spot some in your own market.
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