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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2011, 02:50:20 PM »
Red beets, I assume?  I had a great salad last night with roasted golden beets, but I think red would work too.  Trim, peel, cut into bite size pieces, toss with olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt and pepper, and roast.  Let cool.  Simple vinaigrette with sherry vinegar, olive oil, shallots, salt and pepper.  Toast some walnuts in a pan with walnut oil, salt and pepper.  Shred some romain and endive, put beets on top,  add some orange segments, drizzle with vinaigrette, top with crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, chopped garlic chives.  A bit involved, but really good.  Restaurant quality, I thought.

When ever I work with the golden beets they start to turn black on me. I assume it's because I roast them with just olive oil, next time I have to try with a little vinegar.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #181 on: June 27, 2011, 04:02:30 PM »
The only color developed on the beets I did was from the roasting.  They retained their nice gold color otherwise.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #182 on: June 29, 2011, 11:57:41 AM »
One of my favorite things to do with red beet is cream of X soup. Tastes great, looks cool. White bowls required.

Reminds me that denny's in Japan boasts of their famous roasted beets. I keep meaning to eat there to see how different it is. I don't remember beets from any US denny's.

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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #183 on: June 29, 2011, 01:17:05 PM »
One of my favorite things to do with red beet is cream of X soup. Tastes great, looks cool. White bowls required.

Reminds me that denny's in Japan boasts of their famous roasted beets. I keep meaning to eat there to see how different it is. I don't remember beets from any US denny's.

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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #184 on: June 29, 2011, 08:09:11 PM »
One of my favorite things to do with red beet is cream of X soup. Tastes great, looks cool. White bowls required.

Reminds me that denny's in Japan boasts of their famous roasted beets. I keep meaning to eat there to see how different it is. I don't remember beets from any US denny's.

I made red beet risotto once, that was intense. tasty too
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #185 on: June 30, 2011, 03:38:53 AM »
I came back from vacation and apparently I planted tumbleweed seeds.  My entire garden is full of 5' tall tumbleweeds that cannot be removed until we have major rain.  The roots on these things go a foot down and this year my soil is essentially adobe since there's been no rain since September.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #186 on: June 30, 2011, 05:13:30 AM »
Did you get some rain while away on vacation? They'd need something like that right?
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #187 on: June 30, 2011, 09:08:56 AM »
I have squash! And cucumbers! And my pumpkin plant is taking over. Hurray! Gardening is fun.

Pretty soon we'll have to start a canning thread of course.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2011, 01:37:37 AM »
My corn is coming along nicely. Looks like there'll be another nice crop of tomatoes too. I can't keep the grackles from pecking my figs as each one ripens. I thought the poor things were starving due to the drought. Evidently not. >:(

My pecan tree is bowed down with a huge crop of nuts. Sigh. The squirrels will get those...


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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #189 on: August 02, 2011, 08:23:15 PM »
Thought I would bump this thread, with harvest coming on.

Technically, these were planted last fall, but what the heck.
It is garlic harvest time here. 8)



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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #190 on: August 02, 2011, 10:00:28 PM »
Thought I would bump this thread, with harvest coming on.

Technically, these were planted last fall, but what the heck.
It is garlic harvest time here. 8)




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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #191 on: August 02, 2011, 10:03:03 PM »
Anybody out there eat ramps?

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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #192 on: August 03, 2011, 08:35:26 AM »
Anybody out there eat ramps?



Mmmmm.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #193 on: August 03, 2011, 03:08:27 PM »
Anybody out there eat ramps?



Mmmmm.

Yeah, I forage them wild. But they're long gone already here. The leaves make a fantastic pesto, which I have several tubs of left in my freezer.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #194 on: August 03, 2011, 08:01:35 PM »
Are they as stinky on that side of the pond as they are on this side?
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