Thursday, March 14, 2013

craving for beets

My body must be craving some nutrients that are in beets, I can't get enough of them. They have appeared on my dinner plate twice already this week.
I just started cooking beets almost a year ago. As a kid, I ate a lot of pickled beets. Dad grew them in the garden and mom canned them. Seems like they were always on the table at dinner, and I ate my share of them. I don't know why I never started cooking them? Perhaps because I have always thought of beets as exotic, something hard to cook. Well, trust me, they are one of the easiest things to cook I have ever cooked. I'm planning on canning a few jars, pickled ones, if I can keep them long enough without eating them before the process is complete. Seriously, I LOVE these things. Something so brilliant in color just has to be totally wonderful and healing for the body.

photo by spbm

One of my favorite way to fix is so simple, I steam the whole beet long enough for the skin to come off easily, slice or cut in cubes, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, fresh pepper, and a little rosemary and cook in a 400 degree oven until beets are tender but not too soft. Result: DELICIOUS!!!

I hope everyone is doing well and having a great week.

1 comment:

Collar City Brownstone said...

I love beets and fresh is the best.

I can eat a plate of just beets and nothing else.