Thursday, December 07, 2006

Beets




A couple of days ago I had a very odd craving- BEETS. This is odd for me because I don't recall ever eating beets as a kid, I think I've had them less than 5 times in my entire life actually.

Needless to say, I went to the market and got beets with their greens still attached.


My creation

I ended up making garlicy beet greens over organic polenta with roasted beets on the side. It satisfied my craving and gave me a pink mouth at the same time!

How do you prepare beets?

Teddy

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never ever have... I am curious to see all the comments so I can also learn what to do with them. And then try them.

Anonymous said...

Blech! I haven't eaten beets in a very long time because the last time I did they were disgusting. I'm glad you enjoyed them though. I forget about polenta. I really should make it more often. It's so versatile.

bakehouse dori said...

Pickled for me. I have a recipe from Andrea Chesman's small batch canning book that uses a little caraway in them....mmmm. The next best would be roasted. I like greens, but I've never cared for beet greens for some reason... turnip greens are my favorite in a pot of southern style greens or soup.

Chris said...

Looks great! Beets are good comfort food I think. We like to roast them with other root veggies. Makes everything pink but they're so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Wow--I don't know if I have ever had fresh beets! The canned ones are disgusting, though... I should give them a try, roasted like you did.

Anonymous said...

I adore beets, fresh, roasted like yours, or even canned! I'm thinking I've juicing a beet soon, something that I've never done before.

yeahbutnobutyeahbut said...

Beetroot juice is really nice, it's quite strong in flavour so if you wanted you could add some mineral water to it. I tend to buy ready prepared fresh beetroots and add them to salads or have them in sandwiches with houmous and salad.

Isil S. said...

I love beets, I just boil them like potatoes, then chop them and marinate them with garlic,olive oil and salt (for a few hours).