There has been little to no indication that winter ever stopped by here in the District. Temperatures that would normally be followed by descriptors like “nice Fall day” or “cool Spring afternoon” have made up the majority of our December – February days. Naturally, my southern roots are totally content.
I’ll take a guess and say these local Farmers aren’t minding the sunshine, either!
The Dupont Farmers’ Market is held year round, with a slightly smaller lot for the “winter” months. We ventured over to check out the vendors on Sunday morning, pleasantly surprised by the options available.
On a mission to create some fresh things in the kitchen this week, we picked up two random items – sheep’s milk cheese and ‘spicy’ radishes:
After taste-testing that cheese, there was absolutely no way we could’ve walked away from the table without our own package. We went with the “Stony Man”, which tasted like the smoke-flavored marriage of asiago and parmesan, but with a softer texture.
Exactly. That had to come home!
Now, those radishes?
Well, who knew those things had a kick? Also, who knew there were green ones?
Not these two newbies. I’ve had plenty of radish slices adorning my salads, but have never actually purchased the root vegetable. We tasted some freshly shaved pieces, and discovered that the after-bite can be a little bit shocking. I actually grabbed an apple sample to sweeten my palate.
Intrigued, and not to be defeated by a “spicy” anything, I had to grab a few.
All of the produce purchased:
Colorful “winter” purchases, and taste buds that are up for a few challenges this week.
What’s your favorite fresh winter market pick?
Advice-seeking radish newbie – recipe suggestions? Bite-calming tips? Logic as to why I purchased these?