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Post  camprn on 1/15/2014, 9:13 pm

I like them roasted and pickled and boiled and souped but I have never had this.
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/10209926-95/home-plate-making-and-using-fermented-beets

How do you like your beets?


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Post  sanderson on 1/15/2014, 11:52 pm

Pickled, only. I almost lost it when I tried my roasted beets.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 1/16/2014, 12:08 am

with more root then greens LOL    

im sure our new chickens  weeee will think differently

we are planting a few different types in hopes of being able to try beets fresh, as everyone in our family turns their noses up at the idea....

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Post  malefacter on 1/16/2014, 2:56 am

i like the greens much better than the roots i guess im strange  cyclops
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Post  johnp on 1/16/2014, 9:02 am

I grew golden beets last year for the first time and we loved them. I roasted them, boiled them and steamed them and all methods were good. When I went this fall to see our grand daughters I went to farmers market and got a bunch of goldens and cooked them for some very picky kids and they loved them too. Their mother was quite surprised. A definite for this year.
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Post  walshevak on 1/16/2014, 4:24 pm

@malefacter wrote:i like the greens much better than the roots i guess im strange  cyclops

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Post  camprn on 1/16/2014, 5:04 pm

My favorite way to eat the greens is steamed with a dash of Newman's Family Italian dressing.

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Post  cricket on 1/16/2014, 5:24 pm

I especially like them roasted together in a hot oven flavored with olive oil, sea salt, and Italian seasoning, along with new potatoes, carrots, and onions.  I also like them cut into quarters, frozen and added to my morning smoothie.  The greens are delicious lightly steamed and served with butter and a dash of vinegar, but I like them fresh the best.
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Post  cheyannarach on 1/17/2014, 12:37 am

PICKLED!!!  I like them roasted and in soups too but pickled is my fav!!!!
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Post  GWN on 1/17/2014, 11:03 am

after we found this recipe, we love them on pizza roasted beet pizza
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 1/17/2014, 11:30 am

I agree with johnp, golden beets are the best...and the juice won't stain as badly as red juice does.  Nonna

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Post  GWN on 1/17/2014, 12:26 pm

nonna wrote: agree with johnp, golden beets are the best...and the juice won't stain as badly as red juice does.  Nonna

AND they are the very best ones on pizza
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Post  Marc Iverson on 1/17/2014, 6:39 pm

Love them pickled. Never had yellow ones. Am not sure how much I like them cooked the regular way; sometimes they just taste like a mouthful of dirt like that.

Think I read somewhere that they give the most usable food per square foot of all the garden veggies(maybe counting the greens, to do it?), so I wish I liked them more.
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Post  Goosegirl on 1/17/2014, 7:06 pm

@sanderson wrote:Pickled, only.  I almost lost it when I tried my roasted beets.

I am the opposite - almost lost it the last time I was accidentally slipped a pickled beet (small cubes in a salad at a restaurant, no less! Didn't see it until it was too late...)  Roasted only, here.

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 1/17/2014, 8:18 pm

Marc, do try the golden beets, they seem to do well here west of the mountains.  Sweet, so great roasted.  And, like I mentioned, no stains from the red juice.  Nonna

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Post  Marc Iverson on 1/17/2014, 10:51 pm

I'll probably try everything eventually, and will keep golden beets in mind. Smile
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Post  camprn on 6/16/2014, 6:37 pm

bump

Once I make some more garden space I am going to sow more beets. I think it will be a good year!

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Post  GWN on 6/16/2014, 9:35 pm

I try to grow them every year and have NO LUCK in fact all I have going this year are the ones that went to seed last year.  Not sure what i do wrong
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Post  westie on 6/17/2014, 3:21 am

It took a couple years of continually enriching my MM with home maid compost now my beets grow just fine. Steam them at golf ball size and they are so sweet and tasty then pickle several jars later for a fine winter treat.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/17/2014, 7:05 am

I find I like them raw in smoothies.
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Post  westie on 6/17/2014, 3:09 pm

Yes Marie in smoothies or juiced with other veggies. I make beet kvass also and a roasted beet curry dish is real nice too. Looking for a fermented beet sauce or something fermented similar in texture to slaw.
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Post  landarch on 6/17/2014, 3:26 pm

I love mine steamed with a little tiny bit of sea salt.  I also can them by pickling them with onions.

Here are a few I picked last week...my problem this year is that from the same square I have some really nicely formed beet root, and some that are basically all tops (not sure how much more time to give them before I rip the plants out).
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Post  llama momma on 6/17/2014, 6:09 pm

I grew up having beets only one way, boiled.  Since then I've had it steamed and roasted too.  Doesn't matter, it's all good.   Any roasted vegetable seems to take the flavor up a few notches and = terrific.
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