Mary Ann and the love of beetroot


my favourite veggie in the garden:

I guess beetroot is my favourite vegetable because it is so versatile and bright blush purpley red!
It can be savoury or sweet (just like me), all parts can be used – try stir frying the leaves, crunchy or silky smooth. And it turns your fingers (and bench tops) pink. I guess another pretty cool thing is that if you over indulge in beetroot you can have pink pee – try not to be alarmed if this happens, just think about the delicious food you have eaten.
I am lead to believe that beetroot is rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. They are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium – why do we eat anything else?
We frequently grow beetroot in the garden and it quickly disappears when harvested.

my favourite thing about the garden:

I have really enjoyed being a member of the garden, the friends I have made, the joy and laughter, getting my hands dirty and the newly instigated “bee triage” with the yellow rotation at working bees. Or should that be “beet riage”?

Why not try out my latest favourite beetroot recipe by Ottolenghi – Beetroot and Ginger cake Delicious!