Becoming an Italian Grandmother: Beet Noodles with Garlic Cream Sauce

Having moved past squid ink noodles, we’ve now approached beet noodles.  I decided to make these after we got a small bunch of beets in our box this week.  Like the squid ink pasta, beet pasta is mostly just pretty.  The flavor of beet was pretty much gone by the time the pasta was cooked … Continue reading

Beet Gnocchi

If you think you can sell beet pasta to your three year-old on the basis that it’s pink, you will probably be wrong.  But if you want to use your CSA beets in a new and interesting way, this is for you.  When I set out to make the gnocchi, I was put off by … Continue reading

Golden Beet Soft Pretzels

Settle in, folks.  We’re about to make internet history! Story #1: A few months ago, our grocery store had these pretzel rolls.  They were delicious.  Simple and chewy and amazing for meatball subs.  We ate them for two weeks straight, then they disappeared from the store never to be seen again.  We lamented their loss … Continue reading

Pickled Beets and Radishes

I’ll be the first to admit that pickled beets are pretty much day 1, item 1 in the beet agenda.  But good gracious, they are good.  And easy!  And they just get tastier and tastier by the day.  I’ve got round 2 of these baking in the oven as I type.  This time it’s going … Continue reading

Beet And Ricotta Spaghetti

  That is some insanely red pasta!  As we get close to Halloween, I could see how this blood-red spaghetti could be incorporated into a spooky themed meal, if you’re into that sort of thing.  But in our house it was served on a boring old Tuesday night, and it was pretty tasty!  We ate … Continue reading

Pizza with Salami, Beets, and Arugula

I have to be honest – I dread seeing arugula in our box.  I’ve never been a fan of this particular veggie.  It’s spicy and a little bitter, a bit like eating raw peppercorns, in my opinion.  If you’re looking to zazz up a salad, I’m sure arugula is a great addition to add some … Continue reading

Red Velvet Blackberry Pancakes

Doesn’t that sound spiffy? Okay, it was really just a big experiment, but it came out pretty good in the end. I took my standard pancake recipe, and added 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and a cup of finely grated raw beets (I use a microplane grater). Check out this crazy looking batter: After pouring … Continue reading