Radish & Party = Impossible? You decide

 

 

 

 

 

Fathers day, German style … Serious radish party/FEST. Really.

Seems like in late spring any reason is a good reason for a party. Bikes were leaned everywhere, strollers wedged in available spaces in between and everyone clamored for a seat at some orange table.

I was surprised by the hoards of enthusiastic party goers who made it up the hillside to sit on orange benches at orange tables and eat long radishes, drink either beer or wine and have a good time.

Did I mention the reason for the party surprised me? I believe I did. But then again, I also made my way up the hillside to check out the craziness.

Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 16.38.40

Radish lovers or party likers or both

 

The sun blessed the goings on with shine and for 2.20Euros your plate looked like the ones below.

Long lines at the drinks/eats ticket booths, long lines at the radish tables, longer lines at the drinks tables, long lines at the sausage grill table and lines at the two porta potties way in the back.

gour·mand [goor-mahnd, goor-muhnd] 1. a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.

Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 16.38.09

Gourmands radish perspective: salted radish with a piece of ‘Bauernbrot’ (farmer bread) with butter

Eat your radishes. They’re good for you.

Radishes and their greens  provide an excellent source of vitamin C.  Radish leaves contain almost six times the vitamin C content of their root and are also a good source of calcium.  Red Globes also offer a very good source of the trace mineral molybdenum and are a good source of potassium and folic acid.   Daikons provide a very good source of potassium and copper.   

Radishes, like other member of the cruciferous family (cabbage,kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts), contain cancer-protective properties.  Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders.  They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile.  Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion.  Fresh radish roots contain a larger amount of vitamin C than cooked radish roots.  Radish greens, contain far more vitamin C, calcium, and protein than the roots.  

Sources:

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
New York: Atria Books, 2005.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-5 A Day.

National Agricultural Library-USDA. usda.gov.

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia

 

Advertisements

Sleeping Bag Bobs Rude Awakening …

©myronunrau

A sweet cool summer morning light finds Sleeping Bag Bob asleep in the forest

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill gives Sleeping Bag Bobs' sleeping bag a gentle tug

©myronunrau

Sleeping Bag Bob senses something not quite right near his feet

©myronunrau

Sleeping Bag Bob freaks out when he sees Sasquatch Bill

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill tried to calm Sleeping Bag Bob

©myronunrau

Sleeping Bag Bob is not calm at all and begins to scramble awkwardly away

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill plays along and shakes sleeping bag Bob from his bag

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill is bewildered by Sleeping Bag Bobs' sudden and hysteric departure

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill checks out the yellow and black thing he found on the ground

©myronunrau

Sasquatch Bill still does not yet really like the humans in his backyard

This is not a real event, never was. Totally imagined and depicted as such. Enjoy your time the bush. Keep an eye open.

Note: all photos in this fake sasquatch tale are real and copyright myron unrau©
all rights reserved