Wednesday, December 22, 2010

French Breakfast Radishes - The Beauty of Them

I think we grow some of the loveliest French Breakfast Radishes at our farm (other ones too).  Something we value is discovering the "specialness" of everything we grow and then passing that on to you.

For example, did you know that French Breakfast Radishes are part of the root vegetable family and they have the more gentle and sometimes sweet flavor of all the radishes?  I have started a 'love affair' with these FBR when I found out they are a wonderful source of B6 (needed for your nerve endings), riboflavin, magnesium, copper and calcium.

Another interesting tidbit about FBR is that the French simply call them breakfast radishes - les radis petit d√©jeuner  an unlike Americans, they eat them for breakfast and Laura writes that they are also French children's snacks with butter and salt. She shows the way she eats them too and makes a few recommendations.

Our market at the Farm (right now) is open on Tuesdays and you can be sure that the next market day (we're closed the week between Christmas and New Year) we'll have more FBR.

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