Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Grilled Beets and Mashed Turnips

Last week I paid a visit up to our town's community communal garden where Jef the Farm Dude invited me and my friend to harvest as much red cabbage, turnips and beets as we wanted, as they had tons and he is planning to turn over the bed in the next week or two.  So I have a fridge full now.

Last night I made a Turnip and Pear Mash, which was delicious (chunked turnips and pears, boiled until soft, mashed with butter, salt, pepper and thyme).

Tonight we had Grilled Beets, on greens, drizzled with honey and topped with chopped walnuts and feta cheese.  It was way too cold to grill outside, so I peeled and sliced the beets, brushed them with olive oil and salt and peppered them, and put them under the broiler for about 30 minutes until tender, then set them on fresh greens from the garden, drizzled honey on them and sprinkled them with the walnuts and feta.

Now I need to figure out something to do with the red cabbage.

6 comments:

Unknown said...

I'm in between on beets, if you or the garden have extra, I will take some (exchange some eggs?). I can send the hubby by. I love, love, love beets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan MP from Mammaw Melton's Heirloom Gardens said...

Love those beets

My Garden Diaries said...

Hello...grilled beets, honey, and feta! Girl you are talking my language! I am going to have to rock this one out! Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Lucky you! All those free veggies! Yum!!

Nancy said...

I love turnips and the beets sound delicious!! What a great treat for mid winter!

Storybook Woods said...

Ohhh lucky girl. Those beets sound heavenly. Clarice