Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blood Red Beets!

Beets, beets, beets. So my parents gave me some fresh beets the other weekend from a friend of theirs that grows them in their garden. I really, really needed to use them as they were now not really garden fresh beets.

Beets are not something I use or eat on a regular basis but I cannot say that it for any real reason. It’s not that I don’t like the taste of them. I just don’t eat them that often. After getting these beets I had a hard time trying to decide what to make with them. Coincidentally, another blog I read fairly frequently started posting recipes with beets including a cupcake recipe. I was quite intrigued but I really didn’t need cupcakes in my apartment just waiting to be eaten. They also posted a goat cheese and beet Panini that sounded good to me but I didn’t think there was any way I would be able to convince Jordan to eat.

I had a lot of suggestions for borscht. I just don’t know about this. I kind of feel like with the red color it would be like sucking down blood; although I love the Twilight series I do not need to replicate the feeding habits of vampires. Finally, I settled on something fairly simple.

They were so red and dyed my fingers bright pink!

The picture came out like a witches brew!

Super steamy beets. I basically just boiled the slices for about 10 minutes. They were soft but still crispy and firm. I drained the water and then seasoned with salt and pepper and some balsamic vinaigrette. They were a good side with a salad for lunch.
One warning: I tried to add some of the leftovers to a smoothie. This was absolutely no good. The drink itself was very pretty and pink. The taste was not so bad. However, the texture was so gross and grainy. I couldn't mouth more than 1/2 a glass and the rest went into the trash.

1 comment:

  1. I love beets! Beets, bears, battlestar galactica.


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