It’s taken me a little while to do anything with radish tops. They kinda make me nervous. I think it’s their prickliness. But in my past two CSA boxes there have been some beautiful bunches of radishes attached to these soaring magnificent green leaves. I just couldn’t toss them into the compost bin anymore, I had to figure out something to do with them. And as one does with many peculiar greens they’re unsure of what do with, I made a pesto. It turned out delicious!
I am usually very skilled at killing plants. Though my intentions are good and I try my best to keep them alive, they’d much prefer to croak than endure my underwatering/overwatering/too much sun/not enough sun/is this the right kind of soil efforts. If having a green thumb is necessary to sustain the lovely gifts of nature, then I’m all fingers. Until now. About a month ago I was given a gorgeous peppermint plant and somehow have been able to prevent the thing from succumbing to it’s Jaime-induced demise. In fact, it’s growing like crazy! So what’s a girl to do with all this beautiful mint? I decided to have a nice, little tea party. Mint-themed, and with gin. Heck yeah!