I’ve sung the song before. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. We’ve eaten black radishes, red radishes, pretty radishes, ugly radishes, radishes that look like watermelons and radishes that don’t. And now this – purple Tritan radishes. Up there on the vegetable beauty index with delicata squash and romanesco. These radishes have milder bite than your typical red radishes, which is probably why 2/3 of the kids went for it. As for me, I’m just patting myself on the back for having the persistence to try enough radishes for one of my kids to say, “you know what mom? radishes are great”.
ME: Guys, who knows what these are?
ME: No, it’s not cabbage. That’s a good guess though!
ME: What an amazing guess! But it’s not an onion. Does anyone want to smell one and see if it smells like something that you know?
SAM: Wait! Wait! I think I know what it is.
ME: What is it?
SAM: Um… Is it turnips?
ME: Oh my gosh, Sam! That is an amazing guess! How did you guess that?!
SAM: Um…um… I… I… looked straight at it and I knew.
LAUREN: Is it really turnips?
ME: It’s actually… it’s not turnips, but it looks just like the purple-tinged turnips that I’ve bought before and I don’t think we even tried those yet.
SAM: It’s turnips!
ME: No, they’re not turnips. Smell them – they smell kind of like a vegetable that you’ve tried before.
ME: Nope. What do you think, Emma?
EMMA: YUMMY!4 comments