A true garden salad

This garden salad came out of the garden.  Both the beetroot and greens are products of our small permaculture beds, and boy do they taste delicious.  Mixed with some vinegar and Crème fraîche this salad is quick and easy to make, if a little lurid in appearance.

The ingredients ...

The ingredients ...

Beetroot

Beetroot

Greens

Greens

A lurid pink salad - tastes nice!

A lurid pink salad - tastes nice!

10 Responses to A true garden salad

  1. mol-d December 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    delicious!

  2. shaggy December 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm #

    That looks yummy.

    You should see if you can find any candy stripe beetroot. It makes for even more attractive salads.

  3. shaggy December 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    link to picture

  4. emme December 22, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    wow, those stripey beetroot are crazy. i wonder if it’s a naturally occurring strain or has been engineered somehow.

  5. Shaggy December 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    They are an old forgotten race, not engineered at all…
    forgotten foods article from the Independent

  6. mol-d December 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    that’s cool! where do we get seeds from?

  7. Niall December 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    yeah, it looks amazing. Have you tasted them Shaggy?

  8. shaggy December 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Well I have not tasted them, but I have seen them.
    They are grown by an historic organic garden called De Ommuurde Tuin. This is an organic garden designed in a wagon wheel format. It used to be owned by the Dutch royal family long ago, before that it was a castle garden. It is being run now by a couple who are past graduates from the university.

    They have a box scheme, where you pay an annual subscription and get a box of fresh organic veggies every week. They especially grow old forgotten veggies and you get these strange things in your box. But they always include recipes for all these wonderful veggies.

    Unfortunately we live a little far from them to collect a weekly box, but it is a lovely organic initiative. During the summer they also hold workshops on cookery and organic farming.

  9. Elenora Deeters May 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    it is still better to adhere on organic farming because the fruits and vegetables does not contain those harmful chemicals.-:’

  10. Mia Johnson October 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    eating like this could actually save us from carcinogens and toxins … nice work Sprig 🙂

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