Tag: beets

CSA week 4: roots and leaves

Week 4’s distribution is, as the folks at CSA Commons say, all about roots and leaves, except for the radish pods, which I’ve never eaten before, and which are going to become a fabulous pre-dinner snack. Shown in the photo, and in this week’s box: those radish pods, carrots, little […]

CSA week 3: spring is definitely here

I just picked up my CSA distribution for week 3. You can see that there is more in the box every week – this means that I need to spend time every Tuesday thinking about how I’ll use the bounty. This week’s box contained tender young lettuce and edible nasturtium petals, basil, oregano, kohlrabi, daikon radish, 2 heads […]

Beet Chocolate Cake

Yes, really! Think about it: this may be the original Red Velvet cake. Who knows, this might become your favorite way to eat beets. It is also great for disposing of leftovers. The first time I made this cake, my family was skeptical. However, when it came out of the oven, […]

Spiced Pickled Beets

I was never much of a ‘pickled beets’ fan. What was the point? Dill cucumbers were way, way better. And then we had a sudden surplus of fresh beets. I had to do something with them, and it was too hot for borchst. Turning to my library of cookbooks (why […]