Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Beetroot

20 09 2010

beetroot and cheese pie

Last year we published a feature on beetroot. This year we’re refreshing that feature as we approach the end of beetroot season, with some brand new recipes from our readers and some more brilliant beetroot facts…

And as it’s just about time to be planning your vegetable patches for next year, do bear beetroot in mind. They look great growing in borders or deep enough troughs on window-ledges because the leaves are so beautiful.

Click through for all the facts, and for recipes for:

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Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Last of the Beetroot from Storage

26 02 2010

caramelized, in cakes, mashed...

Although harvest season ends in October, beetroot will store and so can be eaten for months, if chosen and handled properly.

Here are our favourite beetroot recipes, including one for cake, one from our friend’s at Ripple Farm, and something a little bit different and not really for eating!

and finally!

Courtesy of the dear Mrs Green, check out the “recipe” for Homemade Playdough with Beetroot Water for Colour!





September’s Third Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Beetroot

24 08 2009
soups, gratins and CAKES!

soups, gratins and CAKES!

There’s so much more to beetroot than the sliced, pickled variety you can get in supermarkets. Whether you’re a lover or a loather of the beetroot-in-jars, it’s worth trying fresh beetroot. The flavour is delicate and they’re both easy to cook and grow. Read on for tips on how to avoid staining, how best to cook beetroot and for three scrumptious beetroot recipes, including one for raisin, chocolate and beetroot muffins.