How To Keep Radishes And Bok Choy

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Carolyn, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A freeze is expected tonight so when I went to the farmers market today all I could think about was how long it will be until next spring. I bought extras on some things that I know I can freeze before they pass peak. The large German radishes and bok choy I am not so sure about. If I can't eat them all can I dehydrate them or freeze them? I found something on line that said I could freeze the bok choy but wonder how good it will be for a stir fry if I do. Radishes I couldn't find info on freezing or dehydrating. Any help appreciated of course I may just eat them all before I need to make a decision.
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I was going to attempt dehydrating my surplus radish, but the dehydrator is full of pears, cinnimon squash, and okra (not at the same time) I need a bigger or another dehydrator.

    If you freeze the radish it will thaw mushy. I have been cooking mine (really good) I was going to see if I cook it first then freeze it how it would be dehydrated.

    I think the bok choy would be fine in stir fry after freezing.

    Oh and if you like kimchi, I found several recipes on line for that, I haven't had time to try them yet, but they look interesting.
     
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  3. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put on row covers so I can have several more weeks. My bok choy is almost ready. And I still have radishs in thd ground. They should be fine.
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try pickling some radishes! There are a zillion recipes out there! I freeze bok choy all the time, it comes out just fine.
     
  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pickeled radishes....sounds pretty good. I'll look that up. Thanks.
     
  6. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was hoping to have both those + other things in a fall garden but a broken ankle messed up all my gardening plans. I am now thinking those radishes may not need a long term plan. I loved going to the farmers market while I was in Alaska visiting family. The radishes there were like nothing that grows in the sunny south but these large German type radishes are the nearest I have found here.
     
  7. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know how it would work with the bok choy but I've had pretty good luck keeping regular cabbages by burying them under a pile of straw right in the garden.

    Put a good layer of straw down on the ground. Cut the bigger outside leaves of the cabbage off and put them root side up on the straw with a little space between them. Pile a big pile of straw on top.

    I use a full bale of wheat straw for a dozen heads.

    Those radishes and bok choy would also make good kimchi.
     

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