Radishes are very crisp as a vegetable and they were perfect to pickle. I used a mix color bunch of radishes, but ultimately the color became pink from the skin of the red and purple ones. Here is the simple recipe.
The best preserve we ate last year was a condiment I almost skipped over on my plate. This black radish relish is based on that evening and the amazing flavours we were presented. This relish is sweet, tart, soft and brash at the same time.
Via the New England Cheese Making Company's blog comes a fabulous post on using mesophilic culture to inoculate your kimchi. Bonus: A handy tip on making drain tubes to vent gas and circulate liquid in your jars.
I have to admit I've never been a radish fan. I did some research on recipes, and asked around the farmers said they make radish relish which I'm sure is good but not what I felt like making. So I deiced I'd make pickles.