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!):
- golden beetroot soup with creamy garlic cashew cream – coconut oil not essential and great both hot or cold so perfect for the current ever-changing weather (anyone else turned on their heaters yet?)
- golden beetroot risotto – substitute leeks with onions and you’re good as gold, topped off with some fried diced pancetta
- oven roasted golden beets – pure simple caramelised, yum!
This Week’s Bounty
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* Onions, Kent
* Carrots, Lancs
* Sweetcorn Cobs, Kent
* Cherry Tomatoes, Perry Court
Rainbow Chard, Perry Court
Golden Beetroot, Lancs
Items starred (*) above
Runner Bean, Kent
Bananas, Dom Rep