Gimme a beet

I love beets. I really do. I love their earthy flavour, I love their colour, I love it all. Today we went down to Buskerfest but there were so many people, and I hate crowds-especially in full sun, that I trickled off and bought a bunch of produce at the St. Lawrence Market. Their market is the best, for real, maybe it’s not all 100km produce, but there’s so much to chose from. I bought a box of golden beets, and we had traditional red ones at home, so I decided to make refrigerator pickled beets, using this recipe.

They tasted pretty good, but seemed to be missing something, so at the last minute, as they were cooling, I added a large pinch of ground cloves (I would have put whole ones in but didn’t have any) and a couple peppercorns.

Seriously, mmm.

Fat beets

Pretty! I am also in the process of making 8-ball zucchini stuffed with quinoa…

8 Responses to “Gimme a beet”

  1. Shannon Says:

    Oooh! What an awesome thing to come home to after a long day at buskerfest!

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    […] of the taller one- were out at Buskerfest all day changing the colour of their faces.  I already wrote about making pickled beets, so I won’t repeat that story, but I also made stuffed zucchini […]

  4. Allahkat Says:

    I miss the St. Lawrence Market. I miss it SO much. I used to go down there with my parents all the time.
    We don’t live close enough to Detroit to make a regular trip to the Eastern Market, but I heard it’s amazing too. When I DO go, I will be sure to take pictures and let you know. Just telling you now though, that I will NOT be buying any beets.

  5. coldclimate Says:

    Try wrapping small beets up in tinfoil with a clove of garlic and a good slug of balsamic vinegar (as cheap as you like – its better with good balsamic, but the dirty cheap stuff works well). Bake in the oven for about half an hour and they are amazing – sharp like pickled beetroot, but sweet and prefect with cold meats.

  6. TheWomanMonster Says:

    Mmmm those look tasty.
    Our weekly farmers market here is itty bitty…
    I wouldn’t even know where to start at St. Lawrence.

  7. Victoria Says:

    Grated beets with pizza or quinoa is my beet dish of choice these days. Pickled beets would be pretty bad ass too on either of those. Hmm….

  8. Nicole Says:

    I did up some beets this year too!

    I miss St.Lawrence but I LOVE our organic menonite farmers here. I keep telling people- football sized potatoes, neon orange carrots and yellow wax beans to die for!!!!!!!

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