Posts Tagged ‘beet greens’

The Most Perfect Accompaniment to Beets

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If you’re still reading then you must love beets. All the beet haters have moved on, leaving just us – the beet lovers, to learn all about this match made in heaven. Beets are one of the eight or so Ontario vegetables that grow all the way until November, and there is always an abundance of locally grown beets on our shelves and in farmers markets all across the province. When we discuss beets, we are usually referring to the taproot, the root of the beet, but beet tops are also packed with vitamins and flavour, and are great cooked or raw. Okay, now let’s get down to business.

What is the most perfect accompaniment to the humble beet?  Continue »



The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook

“Your mother was right. You should eat your greens.” -The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook           

We know this. We know we should eat our greens. We have been told this since we could understand the mother tongue, and just as soon we developed the craft of subterfuge and learned the time-honoured methodology-passed on from high chair to high chair- of not eating them.

 

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Hidden under knife and fork, spread around on the plate, tucked into a rolled-up napkin or accidentally thrown into the air or onto the floor, the fine art of avoiding the green things on our plate is a right of passage and a skill that many of us are reluctant to give up. Even though we know greens are good for us, we stick to our old habits and our old belief systems. Continue »