Friday, June 11, 2010

Beet Greens!

I didn't post yesterday as my camera battery was left charging on the kitchen counter. 

Yesterday I had breakfast.  It doesn't look like I took a photo, but trust me when I say it was cereal and berries. :)

In the morning, I ate a muffin - more on this later.
Also an entire Cliff bar.  I don't usually do this, but I was feeling SO hungry.
Lunch was a beautiful beet green and spinach salad.  Added were a few radishes and shaved carrot with Italian dressing.  So fresh.
With it, the usual wg english muffin and Laughing Cow cheese.  I can't get enough of this cheese.
In the afternoon I ate cherries.  A lot of them.  I ate about half, then remembered the photo.
I made muffins the other day, the recipe is from Sweet and Savory - Blueberry Crunch Muffins. They were super. Not what I was expecting. They were dense, chewy, moist, and I’d say, one of my few baking successes. I changed a couple of things. I used sucanant, instead of brown sugar, and apple sauce instead of oil. These are great.

So, I ate one when I got home from work.
Beet greens are here for a short time. Beets need thinning, and who wants to throw away the thinned beets? Not me! They are like a delicacy. So soft, tender, amazing! I eat them fresh, like in the lunch salad, or steam them for about 3 min, then add some butter. The Shepherd loves vinegar on them as well. They last for such a short time, because I can’t pull all the beets, so the last 2 days, and hopefully just a few more, we’ll be munching on these beauties.

As you can see, this is a mix of all the varieties of beets I grow, red, pink, yellow.
With them, bbq chicken thigh and potatoes.

Then another muffin.

Have you had, or do you eat beet greens?
Have a great weekend everyone!
Jess

15 comments:

  1. I've never had beet greens...or even beets for that matter. What do they taste like?

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  2. Just found this blog and I love it!! My fiance and I are involved in agriculture here in California and I love to read blogs like this from other places!

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  3. Those beet greens look AMAZING! The only beet greens I've had are the tops from mature beets and I really dig them...cold in a salad or sauteed like spinach. YUM!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  4. Glad you liked the muffins! Aren't they great?

    I have never had beet greens!

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  5. The muffins look delicious! I've never had beet greens-they look good though!

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  6. I've never had that Clif flavor before, but chocolate and almonds are two of my favorite flavors, so I will have to keep an eye out! And love the look of those muffins--I always use applesauce in place of the oil for muffins too, works like a charm! Enjoy your weekend :-)

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  7. I got beets with the greens in my produce box a few weeks ago, but I only ended up eating the beets. I didn't know you could eat them like a salad. I will have to try it.

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  8. awwh thanks that means a lot ,I still read yours while I wasnt posting! :)
    I could seriously eat that muffin off the page haha it looks so yummmy. Ive never had beet greens but that looks amazinng!

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  9. never tried beet greens but i would if i got my hands on some
    good job on the muffins
    and the cherries! gorgeous! can i have some?

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  10. What? Beet greens? I didn't even know that was such a thing nonetheless that you could eat it. Please provide a step-by-step so I can give it a whirl!

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  11. I definitely have not had beat greens. I love your replacements in your muffins. They must be yummy.

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  12. oooh can I have one of the those muffins?! :)

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  13. Those muffins look wonderful!

    I've never had beet greens. I don't think I'd know what to do with them :)

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  14. I like using beet greens in green smoothies actually!

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  15. super idea for the beet greens. delish!!!
    your garden seems so far ahead of mine....my beets are not ready for thinning yet.
    I'm secretly glad about that though, because it gave me a chance to read this first....mmmm.... I hate anything in my garden going to waste.

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