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Watermelon Radishes

Bueno Oct 22, 2007 07:19 PM

Hi all,

I was just inquiring as to whether or not anyone has seen Watermelon Radishes anywhere recently (in Toronto). I live a ways outside the city and have to make a pretty lengthy drive each time I want to source an ingredient, so I try and make sure a certain place actually has them currently before I make the trek.

Harvest Wagon perhaps? Anywhere at SLM? Elsewhere? Inquiring minds need to know! ;)

Much thanks in advance for any help.

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    FlavoursGal RE: Bueno Oct 22, 2007 08:25 PM

    I had some tonight at Cowbell, sourced from Antony John's farm -- Soiled Reputation -- in Sebringville, near Stratford.

    They were delicious.

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      Bueno RE: FlavoursGal Oct 23, 2007 05:55 PM

      Thank you!

      I only have an old contact number for Tina and John (519-393-6497). Before I try during human business hours, could anyone confirm that's still their number?

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        FlavoursGal RE: Bueno Oct 23, 2007 07:11 PM

        That's the right number, Bueno. How do you like to prepare them, by the way?

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          alltummy RE: FlavoursGal Oct 24, 2007 01:10 PM

          watermelon radishes? would love to hear more about them.

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            Recyclor RE: alltummy Oct 24, 2007 01:32 PM

            ...check 'em out, they even look like watermelons!


    2. Bueno RE: Bueno Oct 27, 2007 03:00 AM

      I like them quick pickled (japanese style; mirin, yuzu, rice wine vinegar); thinkly sliced on a mandoline and used as a crust for various white fish (ie. to resemble scales on the fish); sliced thinly raw in a salad; best of all: served cut in half alongside breakfast radishes and regular radishes, sprinkled with coarse salt as part of a simple crudite; with a nice bagna cauda; with almost any sashimi dish as a complimentary element to the plate (opposed to wasabi for that peppery element); and in a chilled radish and watermelon soup.


      ... amongst other things. I also found them at Harvest Wagon, by the way.

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