About me



 People ask me about the name of my blog and the Radish part.  I used radishes because they are visual attractive, round and red. And when old, they are old a little caustic and biting.   Sometimes that is me

 I live in Northeastern Florida, and I moved here from Puget Sound of Washington.   My subject matter is always in flux.  I go through different crazes and my blog goes with me.  I enjoy food, photography, I love my family, and I am creative always.  I write about life.   Lately I have included some politics and religion.   


June 28, 2016


Are you drinking too much?  Are you not drinking enough.  Here is the book for you.  


I chose this book because I was reading about how much alcohol was acceptable for a woman daily.  I think it was Jamie Oliver who said that if you must, no more than 8 oz. of wine a day.  The problem here for me is I like a long cocktail hour.  Mr. Radish and I have always relaxed and had our main discussions of the day during the cocktail hour.  

Spritzes are perfect for me. Not too much alcohol. I can have several.  In the heat they are so refreshing.

SPRITZ is the book that tells you all your need to know about these apertivos.  Wine, bitters, liqours, vermouths, tonic, syrups, sodas are all the ingredients in the book.  The recipes are from the US and Europe, and then with abandon, you start creating your own.  I do not want mine too sweet, so I started leaving our the simple sugars.  The book has got me going looking for Aperol, and Capelletti, and new vermouths.  

Currently I am on a rose spritz kick.  But a drink I loved in Spain is also listed Tinto de Verana which is red wine, lemon syrup and soda, is listed in the book.  Though simple, you do need a recipe to make it come out the way the Spanish do.  

The appetizer section looks fabulous, but they a little labor intensive for my book.  But should you prepare them, your guests will love you.  

This is a book that I received from Blogging for Books.



June 27, 2016


This week my daughter took me to a neighbors house to oggle it.  The house was a one bedroom house  with an added guest house and a spectacular view of the the lake. the Infinity pool drew your eye to the view. The kitchen cabinets were designed by a Ferrari designer and imported. The kitchen was sleek, just like the car.   A Ferrari ad was staged at this house. The woman of the property was not allowed to touch the car.  Inside, art covered every surface of the house.  The day was lovely and the doors were open and streamers from all the art were wafting everywhere.  

Above photo is of an ice ball.  It was to be put in a water container for her party that day.  There were really two balls, one for the water and one that was going to melt and then the objects were going to be used for drinks.  The drinks ball had all kinds of herbs, fruits, and barks.  Some kind of liquorish was included.  This delightful ice ball is going to play well in Florida.  


May 26, 2016



And we are.  At my oldest daughters home we are participating in a move, and a high school graduation and a big party.  I cook dinners. More family is arriving and there are trips to and from the airport.  The cat is sick, and the dog is peeing. There is a chance the coffee pot is broken.  The planted pots look beautiful.  Why people in Florida can not figure out lovely color palettes as they do here in Ohio, I will never know.  The groceries are been hauled in.  There is a last minute shop for a slip under the graduation dress.  A new young man shows up for one girl, oh, the other girl is expecting a man to show up.We get to meet the grandsons girl. We are practicing tinto de veranos for the party.  

What exciting times.  This is the place to be.  


May 18, 2016


A landmark of Palm Coast, Florida.  Now it is apartments, shops and restaurants.  It was developed as a cancer center with apartments for the patients. and all the doctors etc. on the campus.  


Starting today I have family coming, and I am traveling with family and this will go on for weeks.  Blogging is never good when I have family here, but when traveling I sometimes have unscheduled time, as when everyone else goes to work.  

Yesterday I called a childhood friend who still lives where we went to high school and Jr. High.  We went  through the litany of how are friends are, and in this case she is the one who knows.  She is the historian, and social secretary.  One of our friends now has Alzheimers, unwilling to cook or clean, and only places games on the computer.  This is the first of personal friends in my age range where demetia/Alzheimers has reared it ugly head. That only happened to my friends parents.  

The friend with Alzheimers, her husband says it is very lonely life for the care giver. . This wretched discease is a long one. And very expensive to deal with because one needs help, and one can not be the single caregiver.  It takes so long to die.  There are only a few political characters I would wish this upon. 


When I heard about her playing games on the Internet all day,  I was especially embarassed of my playing Spider solitaire. But it has not stopped me much.  



May16, 2016



Who knew that there is a new word for preoccupation with eating the right or wrong foods:ORTHOREXIA.

This I read about on the blog,  Should you want to read more, read the column listed at the bottom.  I am a little guilty of this myself.  However, I have more or less settled on eating food that my grandmother might have cooked. I keep additives as low as possible, but I am crazy about sausage so there you go.  


Reading the blog on one thing leads to another.  The Author Ruby Tandoh has a cookbook named CRUMB and so then I looked up that book to see if she had seed bread recipes in it.  She did have one , and it was easy, but she used a term that led me to a whole new search for seeded bread which I have been hunting for a good, easy ,tasty recipe.  She used the term seeded tin loaf.  This term set me out on a whole new search.  An hour later I am writing this.   I think we can see how my time goes.  So now I do not have any time for my post.  But I will be baking a seeded tin loaf today.