now, mooncrazy can tell you about my lifelong distaste for beets. that was before i tasted real beets, not beets from a can. beets from a can taste like pickled dirt. real beets taste sweet and earthy. i am almost ready to pronounce myself a convert.
i got a fabulous collection of beets in my most recent crop share. i love the white and pink striped ones. it was such a surprise when i peeled them and saw that they were white on the outside, then when i cut them in half, i gasped out loud - they look like candy canes!
seriously, aren't they gorgeous?
anyway, i roast them in the convection oven with olive oil and salt. the end product isn't that pretty, so no photo.
anyone know what variety of beets the stripey ones are? [i'm betting kalyn knows!]
beets are an excellent source of vitamin c, which makes them a perfect food for sweetnicks' arf/5-a-day tuesday. check out what other anti-oxidant rich foods are on display over at sweetnicks' site.