Yesterday evening we took a walk down to the allotment to check on things and give it all a good watering. I was suprised to see how big everything has grown over the last week, especially our radishes. We’ve not managed to grow a radish crop before so each time we’ve been to the allotment and pulled a couple out to thin the row we’ve been quite excited to see the results.
A few weeks back I sowed a second row of radish for a succession crop, but as the first row has become bigger and bigger it seems the second row has become hidden in the leaves. So I decided last night to pull the first row, which gave me a good bunch of radish and gives the next row a chance to grow.
I’ve got to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of radish and although Oli likes them we won’t manage to get through a whole bunch before it starts to shrivel in the fridge! So I thought I’d try pickling these so that we can have a few slices on salad or in sandwiches without having a time limit.
1 bunch of radish, sliced thinly
1 pinch chili flakes
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
Add the sliced radish, chili flakes and mustard seeds to an air tight jar.
Boil the water, vinegar and salt in a pan, when boiling poor over the radish and seal the jar.
I will have a little taste of this pickled radish in a few weeks when the flavours have developed. Hopefully we’ll have some more radish growing soon to either make more pickle or eat straight from the plot!