Beet Greens are Delicious!!!

So….even though my beets are just red threads at the moment, the beet leaves are luxurious, and I’ve been adding a few to my morning smoothies and a handful to evening salads. They are quite delicious.

This evening, I wanted to make wilted greens and was after variety, so after harvesting a few kale leaves and quite a lot of Swiss chard, I snipped a big handful of beet leaves to cook up…

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It’s kind of amazing how quickly a HUGE pile of greens cook down to almost nothing, however:

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Indeed, I had about eight cups all in to start with, but once I started cooking them, I had maaaaaaybe a cup…

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And then I served it with marinated tofu over a bed of brown basmati rice…

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J said, “That was a lovely dinner,” to which I replied, “And very healthy.” His response, “Wellllll, that ‘healthy’ thing is never much of a selling point for me quite frankly.”

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The title of this blog is an homage to my great nephew, Declan…and NOT because he likes beet greens (or any greens, really). His mum (my niece, Sharon) told me a funny story about Dec when was three or four years old. Apparently, Dec (the lover of all animals) asked where bacon (which he LOVES) came from.

Poor Sharon felt a sense of dread as she explained that his beloved bacon came from a beloved animal.

After Dec considered and processed this information for a few moments, he exclaimed, “Mum….pigs are DELICIOUS!!!”

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