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Who else loves beets?<br><br>
Every so often I discover a food, get hooked on it, and eat it until I get sick of it. For a long time it was Snyder's of Hanover sourdough pretzel nibblers. Now it's beets. Ever since I discovered packages of precooked baby beets in Trader Joe's, I've been snorgling them down like crazy. I currently have two packages of them in the fridge. I usually slice them up and throw them cold into salads. I also eat them (still cold) as a side vegetable dish.<br><br>
When I make a salad from the salad bar in the cafeteria at work, when they have sliced beets, I heap so many on that they stain the entire salad red.<br><br>
Is there any other way I can eat them, or is that pretty much it?<br><br>
I never bought beets before TJ's started carrying these baby beets because most beets I encountered came from a can, and I didn't like the taste of canned beets. I'll eat them now. I'm on a serious beet kick. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
ETA: Oh, and my sister introduced me to the Golden Beet salad that can sometimes be found at the deli counter at the local Whole Foods. It's FANTASTIC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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I LOVE beets.<br><br>
I just cut them up, add some salt, pepper and olive oil and either toss them in the oven or on the grill. I think the goldens are my favorites, but I love 'em all. I also love beet greens. When I buy a bunch of beets, it's like two dishes in one!<br><br>
However, I definitely do <i>not</i> love...<br><br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Red beet poop. Very unsettling.</div>
 

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I <i>love</i> roasted beets, and make them often. These are the best you'll ever have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> :<br><br>
Beets- however many will fill your baking dish when they are cut into 1"cubes<br>
olive oil<br>
Balsamic vinegar<br>
maple syrup<br>
salt & pepper<br><br>
Peel and stem your beets. This is a "bloody" process, but the juice washes right out with water. Oil your baking dish, add your cubed beets, toss with plenty of oil. Mix with 1-2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar and similar maple syrup. They will be kind of gooey. Add plenty of salt and pepper. Bake at 350 for a long time - 45 minutes to 1 hour, maybe longer. You want the beets to be very dark. If they stick to the bottom, add a bit of water or oil, but keep baking. Stir a few times to ensure that they get roasted evenly.<br><br>
These are delicious!<br><br>
I like them pickled, too!
 

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I like them pickled and roasted, I've bought them pre-cooked before and they were disgusting though. I have only cooked them twice so I too am new to beets! Oh and beetroot crisps = delicious!
 

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I admit to my immaturity. I dont particularly care for beets, but I'll eat massive ammounts of them just for the side effects!
 

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I adore beets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I'm actually going to be growing some in my plot soon!
 

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I roast a couple of them at a time and then keep them in the fridge. Sometimes I'll just slice them up as a side dish, but mostly I like to add them to a salad or stir fry. If I'm adding them to a stir fry, I add them earlier if I want the color to permeate the whole dish, or just at the very end if I don't want the color. I got golden beets with my CSA share this past week and they were fabulous.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Herbivorous B.I.G.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2917940"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I LOVE beets.<br><br>
However, I definitely do <i>not</i> love...<br><br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Red beet poop. Very unsettling.</div>
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<br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">So is beet pee.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Poppy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2917944"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I <i>love</i> roasted beets, and make them often. These are the best you'll ever have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> :<br><br>
Beets- however many will fill your baking dish when they are cut into 1"cubes<br>
olive oil<br>
Balsamic vinegar<br>
maple syrup<br>
salt & pepper<br><br>
Peel and stem your beets. This is a "bloody" process, but the juice washes right out with water. Oil your baking dish, add your cubed beets, toss with plenty of oil. Mix with 1-2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar and similar maple syrup. They will be kind of gooey. Add plenty of salt and pepper. Bake at 350 for a long time - 45 minutes to 1 hour, maybe longer. You want the beets to be very dark. If they stick to the bottom, add a bit of water or oil, but keep baking. Stir a few times to ensure that they get roasted evenly.<br><br>
These are delicious!!</div>
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^Poppy knows what she's talking about! This is the method I use as well after she suggested it to me last year. They taste simply amazing!<br><br>
I really wish beets were in season now. I miss them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I've never had golden beets either or have even seen them in stores <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.
 

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beets turn my urine a funky color...enough to make me wonder what's going on, then have to think about what I've eaten!<br><br>
I love beets, there's a recipe for roasted beets added to orange sections with a citrus dressing that sounds really good in the VT summer Farmer's Market issue.
 

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I really wish beets were in season now. I miss them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I've never had golden beets either or have even seen them in stores <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.</div>
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Where are you? I'm in New England and they're in season now. Try a farmer's market for golden beets.
 

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how in the world are they in season, when people just started planting a few weeks ago?
 

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Hmmm, I got some golden beets in my CSA share last week which I assume means they're in season. Are golden beets in season earlier than purple beets?
 

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Looks like the New England beet season is early June through late November according to <a href="http://chge.med.harvard.edu/programs/food/beets.html" target="_blank">Harvard</a>.
 

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even if they got them in the ground in early May, I don't see how they are big enough yet to harvest. I don't know, other than I get beets in Aug and sept here in NY!
 

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never cooked beets or asparagus myself, dunno what i'm waiting for heh, just never cooked them as a family growing up, i'll get around to it soon.
 
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