Not turkey, beets!

Bowl of beets

While a bit of a tradition of leftover-turkey crepes were being cooked up for brunch this morning, I was eying the leftover boiled beets. It was something about shapes and the muted, earthy shades of purple, and maybe the bowl helped along the effect. Soothing. Mesmerizing. I couldn’t stop staring. Guess I’ve got veggies on my mind… These were beets from the basement, roughly cut up as you can see, a mix of red (probably Scarlet Supreme) and white-with-red-stripes Chioggia, which were colored by the red beet juice. Boiling this time round was easier, though baking is the favored way to cook ‘em. Anyhow, possessed by the beets, I brought them out into the light to take a picture, grabbed the first suitable surface to stick in the snow (a wooden bushel basket, upended), and took a pic. The color is sort of as I saw it, but you really had to be there for the full effect. Stare into the beets… Like I said, veggies on my mind! :)

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8 Responses to “Not turkey, beets!”

  1. ewa says:

    I admit that effect is really mesmerising :) congratulations on the shot :)

  2. Anne says:

    Just Beautiful!

  3. Frannie says:

    A beautiful photo of delicious-looking beets! I can picture them now with walnuts, olive oil, sea salt and minced parsley next to a grain pilaf with goat cheese.

    I’m so pleased to find your website! I have a little 3-acre plot near Markdale, you are inspiring me to cultivate it. All the best for your Tiny Farm in 2008!

  4. ewa says:

    When I see comments like Frannie did, my heart just grows – I am so curious of the results :)

  5. Kevin says:

    Acting as the blog antagonist, did anyone think those hunks of beets were meat?

  6. VP says:

    Lovely! Beet crisps are yummy too – I think you might know crisps as chips on your side of the pond?

  7. Mike (tfb) says:

    Oh, cool. Hadn’t thought of that. We make homemade french fries quite often, next time it’ll be beet chips as well. Slice ‘em thin…

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