Just harvested half of my beet crop. Which amounts to two beets.
I ate one. With greens.
I'm amazed at how richly green and waxy looking the greens are on these
plants. They were the most robust looking plants in the garden.
And it's not how well I cooked it, but that I had one to cook at all.
No, I"ll do it analog. Ok, it was THIS big. See my hands? And it was
one of those golden ones, so the meat was about the color of my teeth.
And the greens were....green. And waxy. They were THIS waxy. See my ears?
What's a good recipe for beet(s) and greens. I just fried some onions,
then sauted the greens for a little while, with some water, and nuked
the beet sliced. Everything was just slightly bitter, but could have
been from not cooking long enough.
Man, I can't wait until I get some land. Hard to change the world on my
10x12 concrete patio.
I just steam beet greens and serve them with lemon butter.
The beet is cooked and served separately, pressure cooked, peeled,
sliced and served as is with lemon pepper and salted to the individual
taste. I don't generally cook with salt. The lemon pepper is the salt
Believe it or not, there is a website for that. ;-)
Do NOT click that link unless you have a strong stomach!!!
Honestly some people are so gross, and have WAY too much time on their
As unsanitary a subject as it is, what comes out of us can be
instructive. If it is black, you may have internal bleeding or too much
iron in your diet. If you haven't been eating beets and it comes out
red, you have bleeding. If there are things moving on it, you have
problems. If it comes out hard, you need more fiber. If it comes out
loose, you should consider what you ate. If it comes out unexpectedly,
you may need to see a doctor. You you don't poop, you can probably
expect to explode before you turn fifty;-)
Sounds to me like you need to start thinking outside the box.. as in
stacked containers? Secure well, the last thing you want is toppling
over when you are a week from harvest!!
A little bit here and a little bit there and it all adds up.
Eat Here, by Brian Halweil, p.162.
"Households with a bit of land might be surprised at their
capacity to satisfy some of their own food needs with a garden.
In Cuba, the 104,087 small urban and suburban gardens in the
form of patios, container plants, and "popular gardens" in tight
locations between houses and streets actually yield more produce
on just 3,595 hectares than all of the "organoponics" and inten-
sive market gardens combined.15
15. Fernando Funes et al. (eds.) Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance;
Transforming Food Production in Cuba(Oakland, California, Food First
Books. 2002) p.227.
Gonzo, keep on, keepin' on.
Last time dad bought some fresh beets and I cooked them for him, he'd
forgotten about that "side effect". About a day and a half after I fixed
them for him and he ate the entire bunch in one meal, (I'm not much of a
beet root fan, I like the greens), he came into my room after going to
the restroom and asked me if I could think of anything that would make
it look like he had a rectal bleed.
I continued with my e-mails and just said one word. "Beets". <g>
He calmed down and finally recalled that factoid... He is 75.
We don't serve fresh ones very often. I buy the salt-free canned more
and they don't do that.
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