Posts Tagged ‘Beets’

Borscht (Russian-Style Beet Soup)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Until I made this soup, I have never had Borscht in my life, which is strange because my dad has Russian roots…but what’s even stranger is that I had been craving this soup for a good month before I caved in and made it.

I’ve always been a fan of beets, even as a kid, so Borscht was a natural fit for me. I love how beets stain everything in this soup with their lovely deep red color. No matter what’s in your spoonful, it looks like beets. Of course the beets also stain your cutting board and your hands, but no matter, it doesn’t last long. Wear it like a badge of honor for making this glorious soup. (more…)

Beet-Citrus Salad

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I’m dying for Pakistani food…can you be ready in 45 minutes?, Mike asked me one night.  Well, that was a silly question since I am always in the mood for Pakistani food and can be ready at a moment’s notice.  I had already made these pretty salads, but it worked out well since I had one for dessert later that night and the other went into the fridge for breakfast the next day. (more…)

If the Lady of Shalott Were a Dish

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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If the Lady of Shalott were a dish, I envision her as elegant and beautiful in a rustic sort of way.  Feminine and ethereal (as fairy ladies are, of course ;) ).  Complex, but not intimidating.  Passionate, eccentric, and completely captivating. 

Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott is a beautiful Victorian ballad based on Arthurian legend.  I’ve always been intrigued by tales of Arthur, and this poem in particular has always captivated me.  Tennyson’s descriptions paint such a vivid, detailed portrait, and I couldn’t help but translate this into a meal. (more…)

Simply Prepared Beets

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Growing up I had weird tastes for a kid.  Of course there were a few normal kid-repellers that I didn’t like (such as Brussels sprouts and sauerkraut), but there were also a few that I did enjoy, namely, beets.  (Beets are a funny thing…I’ve found that most babies love them, most kids hate them, and most adults will eat them.  What a vicious cycle!) (more…)

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