I am the only person breaking out of isolation in the family and visiting the store. Mr. Swiss is less mobile that I am and I can get the whole process dealt with alone without any helping suggestions, so we have a discussion before I leave on what to get. Of course we do not always have the same opinion, but generally it works.
One of the edible problems is the mooli, a large white radish, although some call them a daikon. I have no great idea of its qualities, as the only radishes I knew were the small little round red radishes, but Mr. Swiss likes to have a mooli accompaniment to his cold cuts. They always have them in the store, usually king sized. They are so big that Mr. Swiss has to cut them in half to fit them into the fridge vegetable container. I just buy them and he does the rest.
However, on my last shopping safari, before I left, he reminded me that a mooli was necessary adding not to buy such large ones, but smaller. In his days of shopping he always chose a smaller size. I reminded him that his last days of shopping were more than a year ago and his memory tends to wax and wain as time goes on.
“They only have king sized moolis”
“No, I remember distinctly that they have smaller sizes.”
“I will send you a photo from the store and you can see them for yourself.”
Hence the photo above. He even replied with an SMS with his appreciation and so I bought a mooli, the smallest I found, although it seemed to be slightly wider than the others and they all cost the same.
My situation as a standby for shopping seems to be saved and I can continue to buy, although in future I might send more photos before choosing. I do not even like the mooli, but everyone has their own tastes. Whilst I was searching for the english name of this vegetable (I only knew the German name of Bierrettich) I saw that you can even cook them with recipes in Internet. Now that would be an idea. I always have a silly remainder that decides to go soft and soggy before the complete mooli is eaten. Perhaps Mr. Swiss might even like them cooked, as a standby of course.