I LOVE beets. It’s an odd adoration, but really do love them. A few times a year I will got to the local farmstand and buy a bunch of them with these grand ideas of how I will eat them. In the end I always roast them up in the toaster wrapped in tinfoil with a little oil, salt, and pepper. They are delicious. The bunch that I had this weekend got roasted then married a lovely crumbled goat cheese. It was a lovely salad and I should have taken a photo, but I was so excited to eat it that photography slipped my mind.
I will give you this fair warning if you want to follow in my beet footsteps… eating a lot fresh beets will turn your urine HOT PINK. For reals. The first time it happened I thought that I was dying (yes I am very dramatic). This time I was only shocked for a millisecond.
I used to fear beets, I am not sure why. I guess they have always gotten a bad rap and I never gave them a chance. The Obama’s don’t like beets…do you think that they have given them a fair shake? Probably not.