Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Too Pretty to Eat...almost

When I was little, my Mam-ma used to "put up" her own beets. They were pickled, and oh so delish. I used to eat them and eat them until one Thanksgiving I literally made myself sick on them. I didn't touch a beet for years after that. In the last year or so I have take to eating pickled beet slices in a can. I throw them in salads mostly, but have been known to just eat a few straight from the can. I ran across this recipe and had to give it a try. Fresh beets are pretty intimidating looking, they are dirty and have these super long leafy fraunds on them. The recipe made it look so simple to do that I thought I would give it a shot. The result: SO FREAKING AMAZING! The color was so unbelievable, like the perfect pink stain (can I wear it on my cheeks?) The balsamic and feta perfectly complimented the earthy sweetness of the beets. If you think you don't like beets, you need to try these.

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