Marash Girl can't remember when she first saw them, when she first learned to make them, but the radish roses were a part of her very early childhood. Her father loved radishes; her father grew radishes in his garden, one of the earliest vegetables to appear; and her mother loved to make radish roses.
Here's how. . .
Trim the leaves and tip off of each radish, removing all evidence of green. Wash radishes thoroughly in cool water. Carefully slice a third of the way down along the edge of the radish, making four cuts, leaving a center. (See photo below.) Soak in cool water, in the refrigerator and the flowers will open.
|These radishes were purchased from the greengrocer's yesterday morning.|
Now not only can you make lemonade from lemons, but you can make roses from radishes!