Here is the first harvest from my Fall garden! I couldn’t wait to chop these radishes and put them in my salad! CHOP CHOP CHOP, toss them in, and OH MY! THEY ARE HOT! Are these supposed to taste like onions? I was unsure, so I decided to text Linda, my garden “go-to” girl for gardening advice. Before I called her I looked online and read that radishes can be hot if they grow under stress. This was Linda’s reply:


Photo of conversation with Linda about radishes

I asked Linda what the deal was and she suggested they were too stressed from selling my house! Whew, I feel that stress! Poor radishes! What she did not tell me is that I threw her for a loop. She was not sure, so she stopped by a farmers market when she was traveling the next week and sent me a picture of these beautiful radishes!


She asked the farmer why my radishes were hot and he was not sure! Can you help us? Maybe I am just used to grocery store radishes or maybe I haven’t eaten enough of them to know they are actually a bit hot! Any ideas? I would love to hear from you and your experience growing radishes. In the meantime, I am leaving you with a great recipe I found at Sweetwater Community Farm.

Radish Top Soup Recipe

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 4 cups raw radish greens
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 5 radishes, sliced

Directions: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and saute until tender. Mix in the potatoes and radish greens, coating them with the butter. Pour in the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Return the micture to the saucepan. Mix in the heavy cream. Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices (Note from me: Even if they are HOT! ). You can add garlic, white pepper and radishes to be blended with the soup. Enjoy!

Healthy Please XOXO


1 comment

  • Alicia November 11, 2013 at 23:49

    I’ve grown radishes in my garden in years past and this year and yes, I’ve found them to be hotter than the grocery store varieties. The ones I grew are the Cherry Belle variety I think. But I like ’em hot! And the soup sounds great, I’ll have to try that!


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