I had these beets I bought at the produce market and could not decide what to do with them. I’m sure I had something I mind when I picked them up. Have you ever done that? I do it all the time. So I trimmed them and roasted them. They were so good and fresh tasting. The Yahoo Shine supper club came along with the right idea at the right time. I am glad to take these there.
As a child we always had pickled beets that were sweet and I guess that is what I always thought they tasted like. I don’t remember them any other way. But roasting fresh vegetables brings out a sweet natural taste I just love. Krista planted beets in her garden last year. I think I’m going to give them a try this year.
Here we go – already expanding what was going to be a very small, selective summer garden. I went out to cut some thyme the other day and discovered the yard man thought it was weed and pulled it out when he was doing the initial heavy cleaning from the winter. I knew I should have been out there with him. But the wind was blowing and I had shown him what I wanted cleaned up. And this thyme had survived the winter very well. I’ll never find another German thyme plant in El Paso again! So I must add that to my ever-growing list of plants to watch for.
My kids give me gift cards to the local garden centers for my birthday and Christmas. They are my favorite gift. I can look forward to shopping and savor the benefits all Spring and Summer long. I save them until it is time to go shopping in the spring. I am about to launch into garden mode around here. I’ve seen things begin to green up and the weeds are doing very well on the borders of the beds. In about October I always decide I won’t do anything but my flower pots around the patio. But…….that hasn’t happened just yet.
But back to these beets. It’s called Recipes and RAMBLINS for a reason folks.
What You Need:
- 3 small red beets
- 3 small golden beets
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- ¼ yellow onion chopped
- 2 tablespons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper
What You Do:
- Wash and trim the beets. Cut into quarters.
- Chop the onion and garlic.
- Put the beets, onion and garlic in the center of a large piece of foil.
- Add the butter, olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Tightly wrap up in a bundle to seal in the steam.
- Bake at 425° for about 30 minutes.
I am going to ramble about this at some of these fun parties.