Our first beet crop … or not!

Whilst picking the spinach for the spinach and ricotta pie today, (she boasts) I spied that the beets were sticking out above the ground, so I pulled some out – but they’re white inside! What? I vaguely remember that we had a packet of “Italian beetroot” seed. Unless of course that’s oversized radish boiling away as I write [?]


It turned out they’re “albino” beetroot, wonderful delicate taste and made great beet and pineapple muffins …

BTW here’s a great website you may be interested in: http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/

3 Responses to Our first beet crop … or not!

  1. Sprig July 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    hey elsa

    they do look like radishes! I’ll look out for them.

    check this great beetroot salad made with produce from our garden

    http://www.sprig.co.za/2009/12/a-true-garden-salad/

  2. mol-d July 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    look tasty elsa!

  3. Elsa July 2, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    I make up recipes to go with what I’ve got in the garden, occasionnally they flop, but mostly succeed. I made beet/pine muffins with these babies … used a basic muffin recipe, added a couple of grated cooked beets and chunks of fresh pineapple. Delish.

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