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Avocado Radish Toasts

Avocado Radish Toasts

You know spring has arrived when there are 7 different street festivals swarming the streets of your one city, all within one Saturday. When your local park is carpeted in pink pedals of the cherry trees after several days of showers. When you look down and notice you’ve gotten a bit of a sunburn after just 2 hours of tennis. When the first farmer’s markets kick off. And when, there, you stumble upon beautiful bunches of radishes.

Spring radishes

The weather is here. The flowers are here. And my favorite – the first smell of fresh-cut grass, a perfume I walked by literally an hour ago, has arrived and bestowed me with this evening’s biggest smile.

Radishes sliced

There are few vegetables I find more stunning than radishes. And they feel rather novel too. Rarely do I eat a radish outside of springtime.

When they are in season though, and just picked from the ground – still young, small, not fully matured – little else can beat how refreshing that crispness of theirs brings to the table. A spring rain rooted radish, yes please.

Sliced radishes

Along with all those seasonal festivals I mentioned earlier comes the arrival of countless picnic-themed holidays, on their way shortly. Next up is Mother’s Day, soon after followed by Memorial Day, and so on, and so on, and so on.

How to prepare for those occasions? Have a radish-inspired recipe you can count on. One that literally takes barely any effort at all to pull together.

Toasted Baguette

When you have quality ingredients, you only need a few ingredients to make a dish that’s memorable.

Fresh radishes. Ripe avocados. Crusty bread. Good olive oil. Coarse salt.

All favorited ingredients of my repertoire.

Avocado Radish Toasts

Pull them all together, and you create this, a recipe perfect for any picnic, potluck, or simple outdoor, light-lunch occasion. (Don’t get me wrong, you can certainly enjoy this indoors as well. But in my dreams, I’m eating outside for all 3 meals of the day.)

Avocado and lime

Sorry (but not sorry) for the photo overload. Like short and sweet recipes that can be easily fantastic when quality ingredients are involved, beautiful photos always come easier with ingredients that inherently shine.

Avocado Radish Toasts

Fun fact – most of the spice (and flavor) of a radish lays in its skin. Early season ones should be pretty tame, but later on, if you can’t handle the heat, you can always give them a zebra-striped peel.

Avocado Radish Toast

A little bit of that heat though, and the corresponding crispness, goes great with creamy avocados, so make sure to hang on to some of it. Enjoy guys!

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Simple Biscuits

If I knew homemade biscuits were this easy to make, I would’ve been whipping them up long before this past November. No yeast, no rise time and very minimal kneading makes for one of the most effortless bread creations you could come across.

Granted, to create this 5-ingredient triumph, I did endure several batches of flops from my oven. Exhibit one – that variation I found online incorporating pumpkin, the pumpkin that led me to surmise it’d be amazing. With an ingredient list twice as long as this one, I concluded said evening in the kitchen with something more comparable to pumpkin spiced hockey pucks than flaky, buttery bread. Fail.

I promise, however, that this recipe won’t disappoint. This will be especially true if you keep several noteworthy tips in mind. For one, make sure to keep the butter in the refrigerator until right before it’s needed. Yes, it will be a little harder to work with in its cold state but simply cut it into small pieces as you add it to your mixing bowl. Two, I found that for the flakiest biscuits, you’ll want to fold the dough in half a few times as you are rolling it out. And lastly, don’t make the biscuits too flat/thin. This will cause them to lose some of that fluffy flakiness.

These are best served hot, so if you plan on taking them to a holiday party, consider wrapping them in aluminum foil and reheating in the oven prior to eating. Enjoy!

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