Beats for Beets
Beats me why I am writing a post about beets; it’s just that there are so many beets in my Community Supported Agriculture box (CSA). I truly enjoy eating beets and I have now learned that there are many different colors to beets.
Can you beat that? I am beating a tattoo with my wooden spoon while awaiting the steaming of my beets.
Here are some new ideas I have learned by working with a CSA:
- I enjoy discovering all the different veggies in my box each week. Sometimes I have to guess what they are.
- Supporting a local farming family is great in and of itself, but actually knowing those folks is delight full.
- Lots of my neighbors truly care about what they eat and how they feed their families.
- Collard Greens raw make the best sandwich wraps and when fresh they look like big green beaver tails. (vs. wilted and unappetizing)
- If your partner grew up in the desert and spies a dusty patch in the dirt of your yard; will water until there is mud.
- One may not be able to save any money on the water bill if their partner grew up in the desert.
- If you have not eaten any sugar including honey and corn syrup – even ice cream – for 3 months straight, it is absolutely breathtaking how sweet a carrot is fresh out of the dirt.
- Beet greens are better raw in a salad than cooked – to me and my taste buds; my partner cannot be fooled chard does not taste anything like spinach which he loves.
- It is good to be early to the pickup spot because then you have your choice from the trade box, which later in the day is filled with collard greens.
- When you pay for your box during the winter, you will have food for your table all summer and from your freezer or canning all winter – My box is so full of goodness each and every week.
Can you beat that?
My box comes with a nice newsletter and recipes too. Thought I would share this new favorite.
Rosie’s Beet Wrap Filling
Ingredients: beets, carrots, raisins, cumin, and olive oil
How to: just grate the roots and add the other things to taste.
The first time I made this I added my 6 raw walnuts because I had not had my serving for the day – that was good too.
It is “fair heavenly” as my mum would say and I enjoyed it wrapped in butter leaf lettuce leaves.
I think I learned to love beets, cauliflower and broccoli because my siblings thought they were not tasty. Though I truly do not like peas except when I am shelling them and they are raw fresh from the garden – I eat a couple of pods worth.
Do you have vegetables that you just do not like – no matter how you try fixing them? I make stock when we have leftovers of something and freeze it for winter soups and stir fry, what do you do when you have too much? Do you like surprises on your grocery list or does that overwhelm or disappoint you?
Looking forward to your lovely additions to this post….
Beats hoping into the car and going to the grocery store on a beautiful afternoon. ; now can you beat that?