Maple Bloom Farm / Beets

Trying out new foods and dishes can be an enjoyable and tasty experience. Here are some recipes to make the best of what you found in this week's veggie box! There may be a few but don't get bogged down on the selection, just pick one and go! You're bound to find something your taste buds will love. If you have any personal favourite recipes for this item, please send it to us and we'll include it on this page!

Beets are a root vegetable with a deliciously sweet and earthy taste. Boiled, juiced, roasted, pickled, or baked, beets can add a sugary twist to any meal, as a side or an entree. Beet greens can be either chopped and eaten raw in a salad with or without other greens, or boiled as you might kale and add oil or butter and spices to your preference.

Storage tip: In a closed plastic bag in the fridge, beet greens will keep fresh for two weeks or more, and beets will stay firm for months!

Here are a few recipes from our favourite websites:

Beet, Apple, and Orange Salad in a Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette
http://ohsheglows.com/2010/07/19/my-heart-beets-for-you/

Plenty more tasty-looking dishes from Oh She Glows, from sweet apple, beet, and carrot salads to "neon pink" smoothie! goo.gl/bM5Jos

Wabi Sabi Farm also has a mountain of ideas that you can check out here: http://www.wabisabi-farm.net/recipes/index.htm