Edible Balcony Update – First Beetroot

The first baby beet seemed ready to be pulled this morning – so I pulled. I’m not sure how you know pecisely when a beetroot is ripe but I read that when the crown starts lifting from the soil it’s probably ready. And besides, I’ve been waiting patiently for two months to eat it !
Next time when I plant my root vegies I’ll give them more room so I get a larger crop.
It looks like a real beetroot… hopefully it tastes like a real beetroot
organic, chemical-free – apart from Sydney inner city smog!
Now, how to cook it? Baked I think…. in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and oregano from the balcony.

7 thoughts on “Edible Balcony Update – First Beetroot

  1. Liss

    mMMmm. Looks beautiful! Baked is good. I made loads of different types with my crop this year – was determined to make it last!Baked, with olive oil, garlic and rosemaryGrated, as a salad with balsamic, goats cheese, cherry tomatoes and pinenutsBoiled, I used some to make some pink fettucine!Pickled – there's some in my pantry waiting for summer :)Enjoy!!!

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  2. suziwong66

    YUM, baked beetroot is divine…I love it in salads with fetta…i'm drooling at the thought. Congratulations on your crop! I'm waging war with caterpillars on my tomatoes…

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  3. Coby

    I just made a lovely salad using grated raw beetroot (blogged about it for your future beetroot if you want another recipe idea:)), sadly I didn't grow them, but my parents did, so perhaps there's hope for me yet;) Enjoy your sweet first picking:)

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  4. dearindira

    Hi Liss,thanks for all those beetroot recipe suggestions. I would be really interested to try beetroot as a flavouring for pasta. Do you have a recipe? IndiraHi suziwong66,sorry about your caterpillars. I gave the soap flakes spray a go so I'll let you know if that does the trick! IndiraHi Coby, Yum! Yum! You may have convinced me raw is better than baked!IndiraHi Rachel, you have to try beetroot if you never have. Even the tinned variety is delicious if you can't find any fresh beetroot. IndiraHi Catherine,thanks for leaving your first comment. Great to have you onboard! Indira

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