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double double toil and trouble

I have a pot of blood-colored liquid burbling along to itself on the stove, complete with strange noises and odd smells. *gleeful cackle*

(No, it's actually boiling beets, for making beet salad, but just because I'm out of eye of newt doesn't mean I can't pretend.)


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Feb. 18th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
I have to summon my courage and give beets a try one of these days. I know I didn't like them as a child, but I have no memory of what they actually taste like, and I'm constantly adding things to my Good Stuff list that I turned my nose up at in the distant past.

Is there anything you would compare their taste to? *does handwave* Even remotely? :-)
Feb. 18th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Um, no?

I mean, ok, most of the time, what people are used to are the harshly pickled beats that come in jars or cans; I know that's what I ate growing up. This recipe has you boiling fresh beets, peeling them, tossing them with red wine vinegar and walnut oil, and serving them with bleu cheese and walnuts. The flavors complement each other well, it's super-easy to make, and you can mix up the beets, vinegar, and oil part in advance and chill it, serving out portions and adding cheese and nuts as you go.

I can put up the actual recipe if you're interested.
Feb. 18th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
No, I doubt that recipe would work for me. Bleu cheese is a bit much for my taste buds, although I've enjoyed it in very small quantities melted into a pasta dish. I will definitely try fresh beets when I decide to give them a go... probably what I had as a kid came out of a can or jar, and I'm no fan of pickled anything. That right there could be the reason I've assumed for years that beets are nasty!

I am encouraged. :-)
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