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"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates

7/22/09

New Found Love: Beets


I have never liked beets.

Until recently, I had only ever tried canned beets, which seemed like big lumps of tasteless jelly. However, Dan has always loved beets. While picking out veggies to plant in the garden I overlooked the beet seeds and went with typical squash, radishes, carrots, cucumbers and lettuce. It took some convincing from Dan, but I picked up a couple of packs of beets to add to our garden. I'm sooooooooo glad we did.

Recently the beets have grown to a good size and we've been picking them. I didn't want to just boil them, veggies tend to loose flavor and nutrients when you boil them, so I looked up different ways of cooking them. I chose the easiest method I found that did not involve boiling and they turned out really tasty. I took a between 7 to 8 beets placed them on some tinfoil. I then drizzled the beets with olive oil, sprinkled them with salt and pepper, wrapped them up in the tinfoil and put them in a preheated oven set at 325 for an hour and a half. After they were done I let them cool and peeled them. They are then ready to add to salads or just eat as a snack.

Yum, Yum, I'm really glad I tried beets again. Fresh beets straight from the garden are delicious!!!

3 comments:

Margery said...

They are wonderful! Love, Mom

Erin said...

ya can't beat beets!

danwinnemucca said...

just goes to show i'm always right :)