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Friday, April 27, 2012

Farm Fresh Radish Spread


Just a quick post before I go out to weed my little kitchen garden and the upper lavender field. I love to garden, but hate to weed. I know some people find personal satisfaction in eliminating weeds, but there's so many other things I'd rather be doing. Like making soap.

But, alas, it has to be done. So before I go I wanted to leave you with a quick idea for excess French Breakfast Radishes.

As many of you know I went to St. Charles, Missouri for five days to visit family. I love their historic downtown area on the river. So many lovely little shops to explore. But I digress.

Anyway, while I was gone, nobody picked the radishes. Nobody. After sharing with neighbors and friends I'm still left with more than enough, which, in hindsight, is kind of nice. I get to explore those other options we talked about in my previous post on French Breakfast Radishes.

So yesterday I made a lovely little spread with cream cheese. I pretty much love cream cheese in any form. And I'm trying to stay on a low carb diet, so I spread this on some lovely buttercrunch lettuce leaves from  Murphy Farms at the Lawton Farmer's Market and made lovely little lettuce roll-ups.
















Super easy, and so delicious I had to toast some special 9 grain bread I've been hoarding in the freezer. Yep, I loaded it on there and added some more radishes. So good! (I so miss bread right now. I so love bread!)


















So I guess I blew low carb yet again. Of course the addition of carrots didn't help, but it was only one tablespoon. This recipe could easily be modified to make more. And I do think I will add chopped cucumber in place of the carrots next time, and perhaps a touch of fresh dill.

















Farm Fresh Radish Spread
Can be used for lettuce wrap filling, sandwich spread, or dip

2 ounces softened Philadelphia Neufchatel Cream Cheese (1/3 less fat)
2 Tablespoons finely chopped French Breakfast Radish
1 Tablespoon finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Organic Cilantro

Mix thoroughly and enjoy.

NOTE: I love this Gourmet Garden Organic Cilantro. Love it! And it really took this spread to the next level! I originally bought it during the winter to add to homemade salsa, but find myself using it in new and creative ways! So good! Found it in the fresh produce section.

















Last, but not least, Eva brought by some of her delicious homemade goat milk mozzarella. So good. She made several varieties and I ate them all. With radishes.

















I think for lunch I will actually try the Butter Poached Radishes. Intriguing.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day wherever you are. Now I'm off to the garden!

2 comments:

Phoebe said...

Hi Cathy! I just made a batch of this with some radishes that were in my CSA bag this week. So, so good! Hubs said we're having salmon for dinner tomorrow so we can have this as a sauce. Thank you for the idea!

Cathy said...

Hi Phoebe! So glad you liked it. Finally getting down to the last row of radishes. What a great idea to use with salmon! Let me know how that is, I'll have to try it. Don't you love being creative with the CSA bags?! I try to buy all my vegies at the Farmer's Market and cook from that each week. Last week...beets...who knew I liked cooked beets?! :)

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