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The Fraggle Foodie: Summer season Treats

As I write this, it’s 100° F in Portland, Oregon, which is neither regular nor acceptable. In some unspecified time in the future I’m undoubtedly planning on making Peace Soup (from Again to the Rock episode 112, “Into the Trash”), however the absolute last item I need to do proper now’s fill my home with extra warmth; that’s an try for some pretty crisp October day. As an alternative, I picked a couple of straightforward, chilly recipes that require no cooking and would possibly seem at a summer time picnic, thanks largely to the listing of Boober Fraggle’s recipes on Muppet Wiki.


(From Again to the Rock episode 109 “The Giggle Gaggle Video games“)

That is presumably one thing akin to lemonade however made with radishes. As I found whereas making actual Doozer sticks, radishes have a whole lot of moisture, so I figured getting radish juice could be comparatively easy. I grated up 1 bunch of radishes, put the pulp in a number of layers of paper towels, and squeezed out 1/4 C of very fairly hibiscus-pink radish juice (the grated radish I saved for the opposite recipes). This tasted similar to uncooked radishes, as anticipated.

Including sugar on to the radish juice did assist it style extra like one thing you could possibly name radish-ade, nevertheless it nonetheless wasn’t good. I didn’t have any lemons in the home, however I did have a bottle of lemon juice, and that + water = principally contemporary lemon juice, proper? (Look, it was 100°, and I used to be not venturing outdoors once more simply because I forgot to purchase lemons.) Including the lemon juice clearly required including extra sugar as properly, and you understand what I found to my shock? It wasn’t dangerous!

Once I tried once more with the pre-made raspberry lemonade I had within the fridge, it was even higher. The spicy-vegetal taste of the radishes blended properly with the sweet-tartness of lemons and raspberries. You possibly can acknowledge it should you knew it was there, however you’ll by no means be capable to guess should you didn’t know. The entire expertise felt very “, should you put sufficient sugar on this stuff, it tastes similar to ginger ale!”

  • Style: 3/5 radishes
  • Ease: 4/5 radishes
  • Skill to mix in with Foolish Creature tradition so your normie buddies don’t know that is from Fraggle Rock: 3/5 radishes (4/5 should you don’t inform anybody there’s radish juice within the lemonade, -1/5 should you do)

Radish dip

(From unique collection episode 318, “Bored Stiff”)

This one felt like dishonest, as a result of all I did was google “radish dip” after which comply with this recipe by Sue from The View From Nice Island:

  • 3/4 cup bitter cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups radishes, very thinly sliced. You should use a mandoline slicer for this as a result of it slices the radishes paper skinny, however a pointy knife will work effective.
  • 1/2 cup inexperienced onion, trimmed and thinly chopped. Use the white and inexperienced components.
  • contemporary cracked black pepper, to style

I used half freshly chopped radishes and half grated-and-dried-out radishes from the radish-ade. The dip ended up being tremendous good with both pita chips or celery sticks. It’s best to undoubtedly do that one!

  • Style: 4.5/5 radishes
  • Ease: 4.5/5 radishes
  • Skill to mix in with Foolish Creature tradition: 5/5 radishes

Wembley’s Fantastic Whoopie Water

(From the unique collection episode 402 of the identical identify)

Right here’s what we find out about Wembley’s Fantastic Whoopie Water:

  • It makes a sound like “pukka pukka” when it’s flowing via the rocks
  • It’s fizzy
  • It tastes like strawberries (with a touch of clove, in response to Boober)
  • It retains Fraggles awake all night time
  • It might trigger a cave-in should you take an excessive amount of of it!

Thankfully, strawberry-flavored seltzer water is offered at most grocery shops these days. However you understand what’s not out there wherever close to me and even on-line? Caffeinated seltzer water that’s solely strawberry-flavored. They’ve acquired strawberry citrus, strawberry hibiscus, strawberry kiwi, you identify it, however not simply plain strawberry, and undoubtedly not strawberry with a touch of clove.

So I simply went the DIY route and purchased unflavored caffeinated seltzer water, strawberries, and complete cloves. I studded one strawberry with cloves, sliced up a couple of extra strawberries, added them to a glass till it was about half full (or half empty, should you’re Boober), and crammed the glass with seltzer.

Y’all, this was good. The longer you let it steep as you slowly sip, the extra taste you get. I used to be apprehensive that the clove could be intrusive, nevertheless it was simply sufficient so as to add a refined, fascinating spice so it wasn’t simply the one taste observe.

Once you’re simply left with a glass of soggy strawberry slices, this made me suppose that for a grownup model you could possibly completely exchange the seltzer with champagne (after which find yourself with boozy strawberries on the finish, which I at all times get pleasure from).

  • Style: 4.5/5 radishes
  • Ease: 5/5 radishes
  • Skill to mix in with Foolish Creature tradition: 5/5 radishes

Radish shakes

(From Again to the Rock episodes 106 and 107, “The Legend of Icy Joe” and “Flight of the Flutterflies”)

Expensive reader, I say this as a result of I care about you:

Don’t do that factor.

It’s dangerous. It’s a waste of ice cream, milk, and radishes. Possibly Boober has some secret recipe that would flip this into one thing edible, however I don’t, not even in my FunkoPop Fraggle Rock mug.

  • Style: “nope”/5 radishes
  • Ease: “meh”/5 radishes
  • Skill to mix in with Foolish Creature tradition: “why”/5 radishes

Click on right here to plan your Fraggle picnic on the ToughPigs discussion board!

By Beth Cook dinner



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