Thursday, June 12, 2008

Radish Salad and Toronto

I've been away in Toronto. So sorry that there has been a week bereft of posts, I will try to make up for that in the coming days. Toronto has some wonderful food, but "organic" and "local" still seem to be the phrases of more upscale eateries. I was also surprised that within the city bike paths where not to be seen, and they also seem to be lagging behind on the bring your own bag and let's stop with the plastic already...just my off the cuff observations lots more later - I'm having a dinner party and need to go cook.

Radishes! Are fab and in season right now. Here's a super simple recipe that I got from the wonderful folks who publish Diner Journal (Diner and Marlowe and Sons are two sister restaurants in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that are very much worth the trip to check out):

Cut up a few bunches (2 ish) of local radishes (use a variety of types if they are available) rinse in cold water and cut off the tops, trim and cut into quarters (smaller ones just keep whole). Arrange on what ever you want to serve them in - low flat European style soup bowl works nicely. Sprinkle with a generous amount of local, goat milk feta (about 1/2 a cup) drizzle some really good olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, ground black pepper and sea salt (Maldon) then tear up a handful of mint leaves and incorporate at the last minute. Simple and wonderful.

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