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going nuts for beets

March 26th, 2008 (11:15 pm)

A confession: until a few nights ago, I had not done any cooking with beets. I'd eaten 'em, sure -- my grandmother was Russian (or Moldovan, depending on what map you're looking at), so I could hardly escape borscht and other yummy things -- but cook 'em myself? No.

OTOH, I am a *sucker* for roast vegetables. So when, via vvalkyri, I found a recipe for roasted veggies that included beets, I thought, "Wow, I've got to try this." (Also, I already had the other ingredients.) It turned out pretty delicious, but the beet greens were left over. And I wasn't sure what to do with those, so I just hunted around online for something exceedingly simple. Well, I found a recipe for roasted beets and sauteed beet greens that was simplicity itself and didn't require another trip to the store: remove the big stems, wash the greens well, saute in olive oil with onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper. I used lemon pepper, for the lemon zest, and it was a great addition. Turned out so good, in fact, that I went to the store this evening to get more beets just so I could eat 'em tomorrow.

I may try my hand at making borscht with flanken one of these days. Mmm, beets.


Posted by: PROBE UNIVERSE (liviapenn)
Posted at: March 27th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)

To this day you can piss my little sister off by reminding her of the time we were cleaning all the leftovers out of the fridge, and she was snacking on some little red cubes.

"What are these?" she said.

"Don't you know?" Mom said.

"If I did, would I have asked?"

[She continues asking, we continue to not tell her. She grows ever more frustrated.]

"No, come on, what are they?"

"Seriously, you don't know what those are?"


*everybody laughs at her for an hour*

It was kind of awesome.

Anyway. *G*

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 28th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)

ahahahahaha I laugh at her too. :)

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