Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

We went out for a late dinner just before Thanksgiving at a new place, the Crooked Pint Ale House.  They serve mostly pub type food.  I ordered chicken strips and I had a choice of a side: fries, tater tots or roasted beet salad.  I was tickled!  Beet salad?  Were they kidding?  I’m not into French fries and dislike tater tots for the most part.  I LOVE beets and to serve them in a little side salad?  They are my new best place to dine out! Continue reading

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Buttery Boodles?

Buttery Spiralized Beets

Buttery Spiralized Beets

I’ve admitted I come late to being a fan of beets.  I thought they tasted too much like dirt.  (How do I know how dirt tastes?  It’s called ‘childhood’).  My favorite way to eat beets is to wrap each one in foil and grill it.  Then use the foil to rub the skins off, slice and eat.  You could add butter, but not necessary.  The grilling gives them an extra layer of flavor that is not found in simple roasting.  They taste… grilled! Continue reading

Quick Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Pickled Beets

We had received a large armful of beets from the Heritage Center garden in October.  My P.S. (Procures Sustenance/ hubby) kept reminding me they were in a bag in a cool corner but had to be used SOON.  With Thanksgiving approaching I decided it would be a good time to use them.  Use some of them, I mean.  I hadn’t realized the bag was so full of very long beets!  My hands were going to be colorful afterwards! Continue reading