Golden Beet Balls

Miss the World Cup? We have a golden treat in our standard boxes this week – now introducing some organic golden balls in the form of golden beetroots.

Golden beetroot used to be popular in the nineteenth century, and is currently enjoying a revival for those in the know (like us!). It has a more subtle and milder flavour than regular beets and doesn’t leave any stains on fingers and chopping boards. Its vibrant, bright yellow, which brings a splash of colour to any dish.

Although they’re best used fresh, uncooked beetroot can keep for about 10 days in the fridge – trim the leafy tops to about 3cm above the bulb – this helps prolong its storage life.

Here are some recipe ideas (all tried and tested!):

roasted-golden-beet-soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

golden-beetroot-risotto

 

 

  • golden beetroot risotto – substitute leeks with onions and you’re good as gold, topped off with some fried diced pancetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oven-roasted-golden-beetroot

 

 

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* Onions, Kent
* Carrots, Lancs
* Sweetcorn Cobs, Kent
* Cherry Tomatoes, Perry Court
Rainbow Chard, Perry Court
Golden Beetroot, Lancs
Celery, Lancs
Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Runner Bean, Kent

Fruit Supplement
Peaches, Spain
Bananas, Dom Rep

3 thoughts on “Golden Beet Balls

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s