Friday, May 25, 2007

First Season's Veggie

Underneath the greens and half burried in the soil, something round and red caught my eye. The first radish of the season! Picturing its perfect shape, I snapped off the tip as I quickly pulled it out. No big does it taste? Hot and peppery with bright magenta red skin over white flesh.

Tasting the first radish of the season pales in comparison to your first tomato or nectarine. Still, it is satisfying to scratch the soil, scatter the seeds and watch them sprout. Even more so when you've beaten the slugs (my method is to hope they'll just go away!) and can enjoy your harvest.