My workplace has had numerous "wellness initiatives" over the past year, including the newest: a weekly farmer's market! I think this was a brilliant idea because I rarely get a chance to go to any of the weekend farmer's markets, it is a nice break from work, and very convenient. Yesterday I brought home some beets, corn, zuchini and cucumbers. I have had beets twice in the last week and each time I ate them I thought, "MMM. I love beets. Why have I never made these before?"
So i took the $3 plunge and bought some beets.
Now, how was I going to make them? I thought for the first go round I would make them very simple. I roasted them, tossed them with olive oil, salt & pepper and they were fantastic. Even Nate, who was "moderately ok" with beets, loved them.
I saved the beet greens for tonight - The Joy of Cooking says you can cook them much like chard, so we're going to give it a go.
I also used the grater attachment on my food processor to grate a zuchini to make chocolate zuchini cake.
The last time I made and ate this cake was during my bridal shower when I had to give a blindfolded Nate instructions for making the cake. (Don't you just love bridal shower games?!)
I remembered this b/c I still had the card with the recipe on it and it was all smudged with my chocolate fingerprints. This time around, the cake turned out much better!