Skip to content


July 16, 2011

The past couple of CSA crates have included Zone Beets.

I’m pretty new to beets in general, and had never heard of this variety, so I googled.  And found not a thing.

The CSA email advised “if you boil them, then shock them in ice water, they taste like candy!”

So I figured I’d give it a go this morning.

A little pinker than the average beet, but otherwise nothing remarkable.  Until you cut the top and bottoms off…

Then I cut them into small wedges.

And tossed them into the boiling water.

About 10 minutes later, they were fork-tender, so I pulled them out and dropped them into the ice water.

The water had turned a little pink, and the beets were definitely paler.

Once they were completely cooled, we each tried a piece.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it tastes like candy, but they’re definitely very sweet – almost carroty.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: