Thursday, July 7, 2011

learning how to cook beets.

remember how i made a short film when i learned how to prepare [non-canned] beans? well, i did it again--except this time with beets.....and with photos instead of a film. beets have always seemed so mysterious to me, but after doing a little research i realized that they are actually super simple to prepare. everyone's directions all seemed to have slight differences though, so i figured beets were just a flexible vegetable [sorry for the rhyme] and i ended up creating my own little beet-making process that i'm pretty proud of. they turned out perfectly and all i have to do next is somehow convince my husband that he likes beets too. that one might take a while....

i think if i could photograph only one thing for the rest of my life, it might have to be beets. i got a little carried away with my camera today, but once i got over my initial admiration of "the beet" i finally got down to business and actually cooked it. :) i took loooooots of photos, but hopefully arranged them in such a way that they are easy to follow. and if you've never made beets and are dying to learn how.....today's your lucky day! the steps are outlined below. meet the beet.....
if you know of any good recipes that use beets or have another good beet-making process, let me know because i'm kind of obsessed with this vegetable!