Like our bean sprouts experience, watermelon radish was a total surprise hit this week. I had a feeling the kids wouldn’t like it because they didn’t like the red variety that we tried a few months ago. But because watermelon radish is so darn cute, I gave it a try. It’s a little sweeter and mellower than other radish varieties; if you’re not keen on radishes, you might just like this one. If you can find it…they’re not so easy to track down unfortunately, but higher end specialty markets (I got this one at Dean & Deluca) and the farmers’ markets are good places to look.
ME: We’re doing a quick mystery food guys, OK?
EMMA: It looks like canteloupe.
ME: It does a little bit doesn’t it.
SAM: No it doesn’t.
ME: What do you think it’s going to look like on the inside?
ME: You saw it right?
ME: Oh, I guess there’s a little red on the outside.
ME: Did you expect it to look like that? Do you know what this is called?
EMMA: A cranberry.
ME: It’s not a cranberry. Smell it, you might be able to tell from the smell.
EMMA: I want to hold it.
ME: What does it smell like?
SAM: A banana sauce.
ME: What do you think it is?
LAUREN: I don’t know. Kiwi or something?20 comments