Last night I picked some beets from the garden for dinner for the first time this year. The best beet recipe in maybe the whole world is here and what makes it special is that the greens are served with the roots. That and the use of red wine vinegar instead of butter. My husband, who had avoided beets his entire life, likes beets now solely because of this recipe.
Beets are one healthy food. I read in Nourishing Traditions that eating beet tops in combination with their roots, as in the above recipe, is nutritionally beneficial. And elsewhere that eating a little grated raw beet on salads everyday is a good summer tonic food.
As long as my fingers were already stained -- I made up a beet dye bundle with silk organza.
Probably won't be much of a surprise, now, will it?