Jackson loves radishes, he is the only one in the family. Yes, I can make a radish soup, which is tasty, but there isn't a whole lot I can do with radishes that the rest of the family finds appetizing. This year I decided to try radish pickles. I searched different sites looking for a recipe, but they were all refrigerator pickles, and I just don't have room to store jars of pickles in my refrigerator. Then, I found this one recipe. It looked like something Jackson would like, not a lot of sugar, more of a savory pickle (if there is such a thing). So please visit this blog for the recipe.
We did adapt the recipe a bit. I doubled the brine, and I had no idea how many radishes were in three bunches, so I just guessed at 30. Jackson, who loves "hot" and also garlic, actually sliced up three jalapenos for the pickles as well as put in a handful of garlic cloves. The whole mixture is supposed to sit for four days before you process but I had to cut that short (I just could not stand the smell) and processed them after two days. The color had permeated the whole mixture and everything was a nice shade of radish pink. It made 4 pint jars. I do think next time I might try slicing the radishes. I had one radish left over, that I just couldn't squeeze into a jar, Jackson ate that one. And he loved it, of course his breath was a little "strong" for a couple of days after, LOL.