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.   


April 18,  2014


I had an excellent blogging vacation.  These are the cliff notes.  Mr. Radish had horrible allergies and was pretty much knocked down even though his youngest daughter and family were here.  I had a great time chatting with family and being around grandsons.  One is just starting into teenage, the other happy and was satisfied going to a pool or to the beach.  I cooked some.  My daughter thought I was the queen of side dishes.  Great compliment, as that is what I try to be.  


I could also become the queen of broth.  Broth is the new health crazy and well as pretty tasty stuff.  I have been boiling up poultry bones for forever.  Years ago I would take the major portion of the turkey meat off the carcase, boil  the carcase, and all the leftovers including cranberry sauce, and the strain it the next day and simmer a chuck roast and vegetables  in it the next day.  Serving the broth for a first course, and then the sliced meat and the vegetables for a second course.  A little horseradish and sour cream dollop went in everything.  

Supposedly broth is extra healthy and good for bones, immune system and arthritis and many other health annoyances.  But what to do with it once you have it.  I bought the book Bare Bones Broth Cookbook,by Katherine and Ryan Harvey to help me out.To that end, it was not all that helpful, you just add broth to everything:soups, stews, risottos, casseroles,rice, grains. The real message is make more soup.   But if it is good, you can just drink it, and you should. However, this same book is very helpful on making broth and about broth.


Here is a photo of my beef broth at about 40 hours.  I will take it off the stove at 48.






April 8, 2016

Just a note to say that I am having a little blogging vacation.  I was topicless for a while, and then quite busy busy readying for my youngest daughter's family.  Likely I will not be here for at least another week.  Love to you all and have a great week yourself.   


March 31, 2016/ Electronics

These are a few photos from my day in my Life.  


I work on my photos a lot.  This time I have tried to use a photo filter on VSCO.  Most are in the Q series.  

We normally watch Bret Baer. We record and then can go through the commercials.  We will watch other political shows, but Bret is our favorite.  

A picture from my blog.   

Now you know my glory and my shame.  


March 29, 2016


Today for me is  A DAY IN THE LIFE .  This is a day I document my life in photos.  I photograph all the mundane that I can. All day long.   What I looked at when I woke up.  What I looked like when I woke up.  It was still dark and this is the best my Iphone could do.  But here I love my husbands fingers.  When I got up the light was beautiful. The best of the day in our condo.  That' is an Eastern exposure for you.

I do not know what the day will bring, but I will be photographing it.   

These are the Easter flowers at church.  I thought them particularly beautiful this year.  The are the ones just above the altar, but there were many flowers.  My Easter dinner turned out tasty thanks to the side dishes that the guests brought.  I was so into the evening that I forgot to take photos.  I missed the ice cream bombe. One great dessert for company that is finished ahead and easy.  I just layered different pints of ice cream (3) into a bread pan, with cookie crumbs in-between.  Then the conversation is all about which is the best layer.  

Earlier I was whining about getting ready, but there are lots of benefits. First, everyone had left overs for the next night.  I did not share my potato salad.  I was less of a Christian there.  My house was clean.  I had the pleasure of using things, finding things I did not know I had. One thing I used were pearl handled forks from my great aunt.  So with our pretty young adult at dinner I felt five generations getting together. How special for me.  


March 25, 2016