Fresh, dirty, and colorful. I’m talking about beets. I’ve found that beets are one of those ingredients, like cilantro, people either love or hate. I happen to be a lover and right now have them straight from our garden. In rare form to find recipes, I of course cruised the internet. I’m sharing recipes from Sprouted Kitchen for Beet Green Salad (tweaked only slightly and renamed) and from Simply Recipes for Beet Hummus. Aside from the thrill of knowing I’ll soon be eating beets, the two recipes compliment each other by sharing most of the same ingredients like tahini, lemon juice, and…beets! So, prep your beets and enjoy them two ways. I think those with beet bounty from either a garden or CSA box, will really love these recipes.
Everyone has their favorites for Thanksgiving and I’m no exception. I actually don’t love turkey, but love all the side dishes.
Two recipes for you to enjoy!
Our garden has taught me the beauty and value of imperfection. Just look at the above photo: all 3 were planted at the same time and next to each other in the same garden.
Gardening is just the most amazing thing. I’m always in awe watching what comes up out of the dirt after there was nothing weeks ago. We planted rainbow chard again this year – I love it. It’s inspired me to highlight seasonal selections from my garden and local farm stands this summer. Does anyone belong to a CSA share (Community Supported Agriculture)? Having your own garden can be a bit like that: I have this box (or garden in my case) of produce, now what do I do? Well, we ate a LOT of salads last week! As I’ve said before…the garden/nature doesn’t wait. That’s also the beauty of a garden or CSA: you have to deal with your bounty. It inspired me to think about and research different ways to enjoy eating our rainbow chard. Last year was the first time we grew it and ate it!
Thanks to Sam, I am no longer indifferent to guacamole. In fact, I can now say I love it. To be more specific, I love Sam’s recipe. I never realized (never really thought about it either) how personal guacamole is. I want LOTS of fresh cilantro, but know you either love or hate cilantro; there’s no middle ground. At least that’s been my experience and if certain friends are coming over and there’s cilantro involved, I have to stop and think, “hmmmm are they lovers or haters”? It’s not worth losing friends over, but I admit to feeling a bit sorry for them. Salsa without cilantro? A Banh mi sandwich? A wrap without stems and leaves just snipped from the garden? Perish the thought.