I quickly finished A Homemade Life last week, and I highly recommend it. I love Orangette’s writing, and her book was a natural extension of what I love about her blog. She wrote repeatedly about her and her now-husband’s frequent meal during their courtship: radish sandwiches. I love radishes. How had I never thought of this? Well, I have more than made up for my previous years of missing this treat over the last few weeks. We have radishes coming in the garden and from the CSA, and I think I’ve gone maybe 12 of the last 15 days having (at least) one of these deliciously fresh treats.

Radish Sandwich
A Fairly Obvious Combination

3-4 radishes, sliced
Two slices hearty bread (I’ve been using a new whole wheat version that I’ll share soon, but anything goes)
1ish tbsp good butter
Salt and pepper

Toast the bread. Once toasted, immediately spread the butter generously on both slices of the bread, so that the butter melts into the bread. Layer the radishes on one slice, then salt and pepper to taste, and assemble. I really like this as is, but I’ve tried the following just to up the veggies/protein a bit – all of which have been delicious: spinach, kale, red onion, green onions, and some hard boiled egg.