Beets are Deadly Serious15 January 2012 by Jean Johnson
Feel like a poem picture? Here are lines from Tom Robbins fleshed out with my photos.
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables.
The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion.
Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity.
Beets are deadly serious.”
If you’re inspired, Cooking Beyond Measure has a recipe for roasted beets, blue cheese, winter greens, garbanzos, and toasted hazelnuts. It’s on page 116 if you want the particulars, or just rock and roll with olive oil, cider vinegar, salt, and plenty of black pepper–and if you’re vegan, just leave the cheese off….
Whatever direction you take, you’ll be eating seasonally. Letting nature take it’s course. Going with the flow.
It’s like what time of year other than winter do we need deadly serious food.
As usual, mother takes care if we let her…