Posts Tagged ‘Beets’

Borscht (Russian-Style Beet Soup)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Borscht (Russian-Style Beet Soup)

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. (more…)

Beet-Citrus Salad

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Beet-Citrus Salad

I’m dying for Pakistani food…can you be ready in 45 minutes?, Mike asked me one night. (more…)

If the Lady of Shalott Were a Dish

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Lady of Shalott, Oil on Canvas by J.W. Waterhouse (Source

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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