It's been a short while since out last post...we've been busy with that uhhh Christmas thing. Anyway I hope you all had a fantastic holiday! I was able to get to New Jersey to see my sister/co-vintage kitchen blogger Robin and she whipped up some fantastic food! Some excellent standards a la turkey, green beans, warm spinach salad, potato's, stuffing....oh and yes a black forest cake to die for. Don't worry we will be posting this wonderful cake! But, today I wanted to talk to you a bit about something I have tried to do the last few years. That is trying new foods. If you can believe it I had never in my life eaten a beet! Well, except for some beet root chips but those hardly count as none of the beet flavor is retained. Awhile back I read this great book that a friend of mine recommended called Jitterbug Perfume. In the book there is a whole thing with beets, so this got me thinking I need to give those a whirl. After asking a few beet lovers I know what to do with them I cooked them up, popped a bite in my mouth, and then resisted the urge to spit them out. I read somewhere that you have to try something 12 times before you acquire a taste. So again I thought I would try beets. This time I thought I would use an actual recipe and add some spice or something. This is where the "spiced beets" came from. So, I cooked them up, popped a bite in my mouth and again resisted the urge to spit them out.
2 tries down 10 to go.
I will probably try again. I can honestly say my list of foods I really don't like is pretty short. I'm still working on olives, as I just can't get past the taste of all that salt. I also have a freak thing where I can't stand fresh peaches.... I know I should have my foodie license revoked.
Just in case you are a fan of the "earthy" beet. Here is the spiced beet recipe.