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Beet love!

Steve bought beets and then forgot to use them. I got a recipe out of a Jewish cookbook I own but had never used.

Boil 6 or so beets till soft. Cool and slice, then marinade in 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon and toss with mint cut into chiffonade. Let it sit and think about itself for 12 hours. Delicious.

I also washed the beet leaves and ate them and those are wonderful too. I'm going to add beets to my vegetable intake. Root veggies get such little love in the States.

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kwokj
Dec. 27th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
I love beets, though I don't have them often since they take so long to be done. however, I have the sneaking suspicious they don't entirely agree with me, but it's hard to be sure since I don't eat them more often.
napoleonofnerds
Dec. 27th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
My mother pickles beets like it's her job. I've never gotten the appeal, but I'll send this recipe to her.
garpu
Dec. 27th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
I love beets. There is/was a farmer's market across the street from CalArts, and beets were cheap. I got a bunch, and ate way more than I should've. I was also convinced I had ebola, and let's leave it at that. ;)
kwokj
Dec. 27th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
haha... it really doesn't take much for it to seem like all my insides are dyed pink. Even a green salad *with* beets, ie, beets aren't even the main constituent, and everything is pink.

One time I served a beet salad at a family dinner, and after I saw the effects the next morning, I made sure to phone my very chinese grandma and warn her, since this might be a new experience for her. Didn't want her freaking out and thinking she had an internal injury.
garpu
Dec. 28th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
LOL yeah. The nurse at CalArts was an absolute love. She laughed and said, "Honey, you been eating beets?"

But they were quite tasty.
kishiriadgr
Jan. 2nd, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
My toilet water turned purple, not red. It was pretty clear what was going on.
garpu
Jan. 2nd, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
Huh, more of a purply beet? These were brighter red, if memory serves. I forget the exact variety.
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