I know I said was going to keep this blog updated with all the exciting and up to date veggie trial news but the beets weren't too interesting. I made a raw beet, feta, and pear salad that required a great deal of julienne-ing on my part, so it felt very labor intensive for a cold salad. Also the whole thing ended up pink probably due to over vigorous stirring on my part. In the end, it was pretty tasty and once I get a mandolin (or I am in the mood to cut a bitch) I will make it again.
As an aside, plain stand-alone raw beets have a faint hint of vomit in there flavor and I would not recommend them. It seems that the preferred method for beet consumption is roasted so at some point this week I will probably roast the two left over beets I have hanging out in the fridge.
This week I just realized I have brought home two new veggies. Brussel sprouts which I have eaten one previous time in my life when I was maybe 7 and fennel which I have personally never worked with but I am pretty sure I have tasted at some point. I am actually going to subject Walter to the brussel sprouts the first night of his visit so maybe we we'll have a guest vegetable post. Well, hope everyone has a good week, I am off to clean the bathrooms.