Spicy Beet Salad

Beets are generous vegetables—they gift us twice. The sweet healthy greens become part of the mixed sauté I cook up with chard, Asian greens and softer kales. When I dig up the roots, I keep the greens handy for a variety of recipes and salads. I roast the beautiful beet roots almost routinely. If the […]

Pink Pasta with Beets and Ricotta

Photo by Judith Hausman This pretty pink dish put spring in your step. Here’s a humble, vegetarian pasta combination, perfect for a still-cold night. Often if I find decent winter beets in the market, I roast them right away when baking something else, so the beets can wait ready-to-eat in the fridge. Red beets tossed […]

Crunch on This: Baked Beet Chips

We love beets. Although we’ve harvested harvested by the bucketful, ours don’t store well in our basement during the winter so we turn them into beet burgers (a recipe featured in our book Farmstead Chef) and our new favorite, baked beet chips.

How to Grow Beets

Growing big beets is more difficult than smaller ones, but they’re generally pretty easy to grow.

Beet Greens

Photo by Rick Gush The greens of Swiss chard. Back when I grew Swiss chard in my gardens in the United States, I always wanted the tall plants with the thick, white stems. When cooking, it was common to focus on the stems and even to throw out some of the green leaf in favor […]

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