The Market Habit, and a Small Guilty Pleasure

If a guilty pleasure centers around a fresh radish, can it really be so guilty?

If a guilty pleasure centers around a fresh radish, can it really be so guilty?

With genuine Colorado produce out on the tables at various area farmer’s markets, our family has once again made the seasonal grocery shift: First we cruise the farmer’s market to pick up what catches our fancy – the last couple of weeks it’s been spinach, chard, carrots and a few radishes – and then we default to the supermarket. After surviving the winter on bagged, so-called “baby” carrots (a.k.a. milled carrots) it was an absolute delight to taste the multi-hued bunch of new carrots, conspicuously not milled, but sweet, fresh, and easy to bite, just like they are supposed to be. Kudos to the producers, who are making a strong effort to bring us the variety and quality we crave, as well as unique offerings that may never hit the supermarket bins – white beets, anyone?

And speaking of radishes, they are really great right now – with a just a hint of sharpness, which makes them an easier sell around our house. Whether you are a radish fan – or not yet – try this small guilty pleasure for a new spin on the radish experience: Slice your radish in half, dab on a bit of soft butter, and then dip it in sea salt. You might have to buy two bunches next week …