Friday, March 20, 2009

My first harvest: radishes!

I enjoyed my first garden harvest this week. The radishes were ruby red, perfectly rounded, and absolutely gorgeous. No, I'm not biased at all. :) It took me all of 5 minutes to get them washed, sliced, and tossed in a salad.

These radishes were extremely tender and mildly spicy. Just the kick my salad needed. If you haven't tried Marie's Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing yet, you're missing out. I must say it was an excellent meal.

I have another muffin recipe to share with you... These Morning Glory Muffins from my latest issue of Southern Living Magazine are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. They are a cross between carrot cake and spice cake - two of my favorites. When I saw this recipe, I knew they would be wonderful.

I substituted regular raisins for the golden ones, and used half whole wheat flour and half plain white flour. The next time I make these, I'll use only whole wheat flour. Be sure to either add more liquid or use a bit less whole wheat flour than the recipe calls for to keep the muffins light. Generally, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of plain white flour, I'll substitute 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour.

1 comment:

Ann said...

And I bet your radishes tasted so much nicer than bought ones Melissa! What did your children think of their home grown food?