Monday, August 23, 2010
BEST VEG EVER!!!!
Niamh has delivered a fantastic range of organic veggies to me all through the summer, every week there has been a new discovery.... What a variety of tomatoes there are and how different they can taste. What a pleasure it is to cook with kale. But the discovery that has delighted me most is without doubt .... the greens from beetroot. Up until the box scheme, I had bought my beetroot at the supermarket, where it comes leafless (probably because the leaves wilt very quickly and it wouldn't have a very long shelf life) - but these leaves are DELICIOUS.
My favourite way to prepare them is to saute them. I heat olive oil and a small knob of butter in my wok, add some fresh garlic and fry for a few moments then I add the stalks and saute them for about three minutes and then add the leaves and just toss them in the pan until they have wilted. Vegetable perfection!!!!
I have also added the younger, more tender leaves to salad which was gorgeous, but really you should get your hands on some and just give them a toss in your pan and enjoy!!