What are those giant white roots? The word Daikon comes from two Japanese words meaning “large root”. We are having a very bountiful harvest of this crop. The roots can be eaten raw or cooked or can be pickled for later use. The leaves are very nutritious and can be used as cooking greens.
This week we will begin to harvest the Broccoli Raab, also known as Rapini in Italian cooking. We will begin by harvesting the tops of the plant which include leaves, stems and flower buds. All parts are used in cooking, adding a broccoli flavor to foods, and can be used as a substitute for broccoli in many recipes. This week we’ll also begin harvesting fresh mint. Enjoy as a digestive aid tea, in salad dressings, dessert recipes or for mojitos. Cheers!