I’m totally smitten with lavender right now. How can I not be" This is what greets me as I pull into the driveway at Potrero Nuevo Farm ? a stunning lavender field ? eat your heart out Provence!
Lavender Fields Forever at Potrero Nuevo Farm in Pescadero
It only takes about about a teaspoon of dried lavender to add lovely perfume and a little extra herbal flavor to your salad dressing. Add too much lavender and you veer towards creating a fantastic smelling and yucky soap tasting vinaigrette ? blech!
Watermelon Radishes for Tunitas Creek Kitchen. Do you see how excited I am to use these" Totally elated!
Co-Farm Manager’s Suzie & Jay Trexler, love to saddle me up with beautiful produce for our Tunitas Creek Kitchen events (I know, poor me right" It’s real tough cooking with just picked produce and smelling lavender from the fields in my kitchen ? real tough). They wanted to highlight watermelon radishes for a private luncheon so went for a simple salad with baby lettuces, fennel, mint, and mandoline shaved radish.
Watermelon Radishes up close!
For our upcoming pig roast (this weekend) Suzie has some pickled too, which I’ll share with you on a separate post.
Watermelon Radish from Potrero Nuevo Farm
Restaurants pay top dollar for this colorful radish. They are sweeter tasting than red radishes and have a slight turnipy flavor. Normally they are not peppery the way some radishes can be. And they are SO pretty in pink.
Nope, sorry, they do not taste like watermelon…
But they are really delicate in flavor so it’s nice to keep it simple no matter how you’re using them.
Watermelon Radish & Mint Salad