Friday, June 27, 2008

Harvest begins...

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables - their nutritional punch makes their sweetness all the more enjoyable. The greens are also tasty prepared as one would cook swiss chard. I picked up these locally grown beets at the downtown market the other day. I sauteed garlic and onion in olive oil, adding thinly sliced beets and beet greens to the mix once the onions had carmelized. After a bit, I added sundried tomatoes and served over whole wheat pasta with a liberal dose of capers and fresh basil to offset the sweetness. Kalamata olives would also complement this dish nicely.


For a snack that satified my cravings for potato chips I thinly sliced beets and sweet potatoes roasting them in a 375 degree oven with olive oil and kosher salt. Yes, I did add four slices of Yukon Gold potato to the mix....


Now what can I do with these two huge zucchini squash?




Oh, I seem to be included in that 10-14% of the population that experience beeturia...

2 comments:

KnitNana said...

YUM! I adore beets, but I appear to be the only remaining one in my family to do so. My dad grew them and loved them! :)
Hmm...NEXT year, I might try them in pots? My summer squash is blossoming.

I like zuccini and summer squash sauteed with onion and sweet peppers.
(and of course, there's always zuccini BREAD!)
(((Hugs)))

Σφιγξ said...

Do you like borscht?