27 May 2009

Beet Holiday Harvest

This past weekend we excitedly harvested and consumed the 1st of the season beets. See their 2 month story.

Quick Beet Salad

Trim the greens and add to your compost. (I have seen some beet green recipes online, but haven't tried them myself.) Rinse the beets and use a potato scrubber to get the dirt off and clean them up. Cut them in half and toss them in a pot of salted water. Boil the water and let them simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cut into smaller pieces or whatever you choose. The skin should easily peel off. Compost the remaining waste.

I chilled the beets and added toasted almonds, blue cheese and a quick dressing (1 part olive oil, 1 part orange juice, 1 part balsamic vinegar wisked together).

We just planted some more seeds and may try pickling them next time.


Jan said...

WOW - you really got alot of beets from that one pot. My raised bed garden is built and planted. Took pictures but not downloaded yet off the camera but will send pix along when ready. Hope I didn't wait too long to get them in the ground but it has been weird weather. Hot, cold, windy......but keeping an eye on the little plants. Some are seeds, some bought as plants.

Malika said...

Yeah - and I think Donny had given away 1 or 2 also. We just planted another 10 seeds for more beets. And hopefully the onions can be harvested soon too. It all came to fruition very quickly, which is exciting. We are still waiting for the tomatoes to start flowering and the peppers are still very very small.

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