Just stepping outside I feel that I am starting to melt, instantly. It is 102 and with the heat index they say it feels like 115 – I have never understood that – just like when they say today is going to be partly cloudy, wouldn’t that mean that it is mostly sunny?!
This morning I got up early and tried to get my chores done; walked the dog, harvest some radishes, cut some lavender to dry and tied up my 7ft. sunflowers before the heads really come out and they start to droop over.
I have not cooked the last two nights due to the heat, using the grill instead and going out to dinner with a friend. Tonight I definitely will NOT be cooking. There is no way I am going to stand in front of a grill or add anymore heat to the house!
I want something that could use items from the garden, was easy to prepare and would be refreshing. Looking at what was available in the garden and what did not have to be cooked I decided on making a Radish & Edamame Salad layered on lettuce. I had radishes, lettuces and cilantro so the only thing was the edamame. The past couple of years I have grown edamame, but this year due to space I opted not to grow them.
Radish & Edamame Salad
1 bag shelled edamame
¼ rice vinegar (I have a hard time finding this at the stores so I use
1 T vegetable oil
¼ t salt (I don’t measure and use a salt grinder with marine purified salt from Portugal – great flavor)
1/8 t pepper (Again, I don’t measure and use a pepper grinder with a mix of white & black pepper)
1 bunch radishes, cut thinly
1 c loosely packed cilantro (I chopped it up fine)
Mix it all together in a glass or ceramic bowl, cover and
refrigerate. The longer it marinades the better it is. Enjoy!
I just loved this radish that I harvested from the garden. What does it look like to you? TO me it looks like a butt with legs – it made me smile, which is a really good thing, at least I think so. If you make the salad, enjoy and if you are anywhere in this heat wave, stay cool and keep hydrated. Happy weekend to you all.