...it's a bit like Marmite. Well, actually it's absolutely nothing like Marmite but you know what I mean... you either love it or hate it. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground. Me... I love it!
Which is why I always grow it, but this year I seem to have gone a little overboard when I was planting and we have somewhat of a glut. It goes in salads and we are particularly fond of it sliced onto pizza. Beetroot and goat's cheese pizza is our current favourite topping... one of those flavour combinations that were meant for each other.
But I keep trying to find new and different ways of slipping it into our diets over the past couple of weeks. There is soup of course... always good.
And I have made a beetroot and chocolate cake which Jacob was devouring with relish until he discovered I'd hidden vegetables in his cake.
A made a couple of jars of pickles...
which look so beautiful glowing red in their jars.
And last night I made a Beetroot and Horseradish (another winning combination) Pie. Anyone who has ever been a student or tutor at Missenden Abbey will know about their famous Beetroot pie which is a favourite with everyone. This recipe claims to be the genuine article...
and I have to say it tasted pretty authentic!
And last of all I have made a Chocolate Beetroot ice-cream. I thought the jury might be out on this one but no... they like it. It tastes intensly sweet and chocolately with a slightly earthy flavour. Unusual but good... another winner from Hugh's Veg book!
I think there might be risotto on the menu this weekend but I could do with some more suggestions to use up the couple of dozen more roots that are still lingering in the veg patch. How about you... do you love it or loath it? And what's your favourite beetroot recipe?